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Farestart, Getty Focus on Homeless


In collaboration with Getty Images and photographer Nicholas Prior, FareStart has designed a project to depict the realities of homelessness in the Seattle area. The project, "Home," was unveiled April 14 at the Henry Art Gallery with a talk by Prior about the ethics of photographing subjects in despair, as well as the privileges and responsibilities of having a home.

After its debut at the Henry, the exhibit will travel to galleries, companies and organizations in the Seattle area through March 2006. Putting "Home" on display in multiple venues around Seattle is intended to raise awareness of the challenges faced by the city's homeless population and to publicize FareStart, a job-training and placement program for homeless men, women and youth in the Seattle area.

FareStart is in the final year of its $8 million Futures Rising capital campaign, having purchased a new facility at 7th and Westlake avenues in July 2004. The new facility will allow FareStart to double the number of homeless individuals that it serves each year. Getty Images is a longtime supporter of the program.

"Home" will be on display at the 2100 Building in Rainier Valley in June, the Washington State Convention & Trade Center in July and August, and the Bellevue City Hall in September. For more information, contact Patricia Gray at 206-267-6224 or visit farestart.org.