In may 2011, while on vacation in New Mexico, I spent part of a day photographing the work of a faith-based ministry that deliveries lunches every day to homeless people on the streets of Albuquerque, and later also at a “soup kitchen” at a church.
I gave some of the photos to the ministry – they were used in a slideshow at a fundraising dinner – and that was the end of that. Except that every so often I find myself scrolling through the file of those photos on my Mac and wonder about some of the people in the photos, and what has happened to them since.
Of all of these photos, it’s the one with the little boy and his mom that hits me the hardest. I hope they found a way off the streets.