Photographer Dylan Burr’s Neighbours Project Humanizes Homelessness

"April," one face of the homeless from the Neighbours Project.
"April," one face of the homeless from the Neighbours Project.
Dylan Burr

After wedding photographer Dylan Burr fell in love with the nineteenth-century art of wet-plate collodion portraiture, he sought a platform where he could continue to experiment with the old-school images, but for a humanitarian purpose. He found one in the Neighbours Project, a collaboration with the St. Francis Center, a Denver homeless shelter.

Burr sat down for interviews with thirty clients at the facility, concluding each one by taking a portrait for the project; all thirty images are now posted online at the Neighbours Project website, where anyone can view them and directly donate via Paypal to the center or to a specific person documented by the project. On Friday, March 27, Burr will release both a book and a documentary film, which match the final images with their full accompanying interviews; 80 percent of all sales of the book and film, also available online, will benefit the St. Francis Center.

Following is a look at more of Burr’s beautiful images. Visit the website for the whole story and to learn how you can help.

"Deborah"
"Deborah"
Dylan Burr
"Ilie"
"Ilie"
Dylan Burr
"Jobie"
"Jobie"
Dylan Burr
"Michael"
"Michael"
Dylan Burr
"Misty"
"Misty"
Dylan Burr
"Mom"
"Mom"
Dylan Burr
"Tamara"
"Tamara"
Dylan Burr
"Terri"
"Terri"
Dylan Burr
"William"
"William"
Dylan Burr

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