Snap! Talk : Rethink Homelessness W/ Sean Black & Joshua Johnson

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Snap! Orlando presents an engaging presentation and discussion with Los Angeles based photographer/advocate SEAN BLACK, and RETHINK HOMELESSNESS lead advocate JOSHUA JOHNSON. Saturday, July 25, 5-7pm at Snap! Space. No cover. RSVP ►

SEAN BLACK's body of work, Human Nature, “explores the socio-economic dilemma of homelessness. Specifically seeking out those individuals who retreat into the natural terrain, he imbues his approach with a psychological awareness of what Existentialists refer to as ‘the uncanny’. While conveying this uneasy sensation of ‘not-being-at-home,’ his images offer hints of the re-creation of domesticity as well as the strangely familiar touchstones of conventional dwelling. By presenting a rich and disarming closeness to his subject matter, he gently invites his audience to reconsider a hidden population and their humble resilience.” Sean engages with the world around him in poignant and significant ways. Sean's work is currently on exhibit at Snap! Space.

JOSHUA JOHNSON is lead advocate for Rethink Homelessness. The nationally-recognized Rethink Homelessness campaign has drawn followers and supporters from throughout Central Florida and beyond, giving new visibility to the true plight of the homeless in Central Florida. A video created by the campaign, “Cardboard Stories,” has spread the message of Rethink Homelessness around the world. Its origins were humble: two Rethink Homelessness team members went out with handheld video cameras, a stack of spare cardboard pieces, and a set of markers. They offered homeless people a piece of cardboard and pen, giving them a platform to tell part of their story to the community at large. The videotaped results went viral, garnering almost 5 million YouTube views and bringing the Commission’s objectives to an even wider audience.

The Central Florida Commission on Homelessness was established as a non-profit organization committed to eradicating homelessness in Central Florida. Through research, strategic policy development, collaborative leadership engagement, and high-impact grassroots campaigns, the Commission has made significant headway in informing our community about the issues facing the homeless, and inspiring them to take action.
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