25 Portraits Of Homeless People In Philadelphia

Photo: Images by Charlie O’Hay

Charlie O’Hay spends every afternoon talking to and taking pictures of the homeless in Philadelphia.The Philadelphia man is not a professional photographer. His main interest instead is to portray homelessness in all its stark diversity.

“The reaction I get most often is, ‘Thank you,'” says O’Hay, a recovering alcoholic who was nearly homeless himself. “(They say) thanks for not ignoring me. Thanks for not passing me by. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard those sentences.” 

The pictures and interviews are published in his Flickr project, Everyone has a Name. Some of them are shared with permission in this slideshow.

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