The Starving Artist Project
Every day the homeless reach out through the only means they have, scraps of cardboard and their own creativity. The problem is we don’t look, seeing their messages as an interruption to our day. Our mission is to redirect their artful cries for help from the streets to a forum where they can be properly appreciated, giving the homeless a more powerful voice, to bring about a more profound change.
The collection of diverse, handmade, cardboard signs, along with portraits of the artists taken by Andrew Zuckerman, debuted at the Dumbo Arts Center in January, 2012. A giant 4 ft tall collection cup was constructed and placed in the center of the gallery - all donations were given to the New York City Coalition Against Hunger and Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, two local charities focused on feeding the local community.
View the project here: www.starvingartistsproject.com
Credit: Co-Founder, Creator, Film Director, Film Writer, Film Editor