InvisiblePeople.tv Puts a Face on Homelessness
By Alexandra Tursi | Published: August 25, 2009
As InvisiblePeople.tv writes: “Elvin sounds like someone you’d meet at a baseball game or a coffee shop, but I met Elvin in a parking lot in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He has been homeless and living under a bridge for over a year. He’s working to renew his nursing license so he can go back to work. He says it’s hard to keep your dignity when you’re living on the streets without a home of your own. He is hopeful that his children will learn from his experience.”
These stories and more are featured almost every other day on the vlog InvisiblePeople.tv. They are captured by Mark Horvath, who was at one point homeless himself. He writes:
“For years I’ve used the lens of a television camera to tell the stories of homelessness and the organizations trying to help. That was part of my job. The reports were produced well and told a story, but the stories you see on this site are much different. These are the real people, telling their own, very real stories… unedited, uncensored and raw.
The purpose of this vlog is to make the invisible visible. I hope these people and their stories connect with you and don’t let go. I hope their conversations with me will start a conversation in your circle of friends.”
Visit his vlog today.