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City exhibition documents family homelessness


Looking into Light
, on view at City Hall through April 27, documents the experience of family homelessness in America. The National Center on Family Homelessness and its Campaign to End Child Homelessness present this unique exhibition of 50 photos from its archive of more than 20,000 images. The exhibition is touring the United States through 2013 and is sponsored locally by Seattle University’s Project on Family Homelessness.
 
Looking into Light also includes photos by local photographer Dan Lamont, whose images tell the often-overlooked stories of homeless families in suburban and rural areas in Washington state.
 
Lamont’s images also highlight our region’s progress toward ending family homelessness. Lamont is a photojournalist who has covered issues of social concern since the late 1970s. His photos have appeared regularly in Time, Life, Newsweek, The New York Times, Smithsonian, Audubon, U.S. News & World Report and many other publications. He began covering family homelessness in Washington as a 2010 fellow in the Seattle University Journalism Fellowships on Family Homelessness program.
 
A reception will be 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, in the City Hall lobby. Lamont will share stories and audio recordings of homeless families in Washington state.
 
Image: Dan Lamont, Finally Home, 2010, giclee print, 16″x20″. U.S. Marine vet Corey McKay and his daughter, Kaylee, celebrate getting back into a home after being homeless together.

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