Arts and Culture

Photographer Dylan Burr’s Neighbours Project Humanizes Homelessness


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.

Neighbours Behind the Scenes from Dylan Burr on Vimeo.

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.

The Neighbours Project Trailer from Dylan Burr on Vimeo.

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.





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