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Nowhere to Call Home: Volume I
Photographs and Stories of the Homeless
by Leah Denbok

“I invite you to look into the eyes of the homeless… they tell a story.” Homelessness is a serious problem throughout North America—even in Canada and the United States, two of the richest countries in the world. “We must stop this madness,” says Leah Denbok, the teenage Canadian photographer who travelled with her dad for over two years to cities throughout North America, photographing and interviewing the homeless. Leah was inspired by the story of her mother, who at three years old was rescued from the streets of Calcutta by Saint Teresa (formerly Mother Teresa). Nowhere to Call Home is a collection of gritty, black-and-white photographs and the personal stories of individuals who live on the streets. The haunting beauty of the images will stay with you, long after you turn the last page. All the profits from the sale of this book will go to the Salvation Army Barrie Bayside Mission Centre.

“Leah’s striking photographs sent chills down my spine. If we allow ourselves to be vulnerable to these stark and haunting images, soon we find that they are our aunt, our neighbor from down the street, a childhood classmate—they are us and not ‘the other’. She has truly captured the beauty, joy and pain of what it means to be human—a trait which, incidentally, we all share in common. I find it equally compelling that a 16 year old from Collingwood, Ontario would choose to take the time to capture the narrative of the invisible and make them visible.” ⎯GARY ST. AMAND, Chief Executive Officer, Bissel Centre

Leah Denbok photo

Leah den Bok is a Fashion, Beauty and Portrait Photographer. For the past several years, she has been traveling to cities throughout the world, such as Toronto, New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, and Brisbane, photographing people experiencing homelessness and recording their stories for her project Humanizing The Homeless. Leah's goals with this project are to humanize people experiencing homelessness and shine a spotlight on the problem of homelessness. The work from this project has been compiled in a book series entitled Nowhere to Call Home--Photographs and Stories of People Experiencing Homelessness. Leah donates 100% of the profits she makes from her books and exhibits of her work to local homeless shelters. Instagram: @humanizing_the_homeless Facebook: @humanizingthehomlessofficial


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