Statement of IntentBecoming homeless can happen to anyone. I realised this pretty quickly in the short time that I worked with a local charity in Belfast. The Welcome Oragnistaion provides assistance to some of the city's most vulnerable individuals.Their stories were horrific, with a degree of sadness I've never encountered but throughout, they maintained their dignity with an uplifting degree of morale. Truely inspirational characters.For some though, the lack of family and basic support leads to invisibility, both personally and on the streets. Since taking these pictures, Valdas, the man loopking from behind the bars, has dissappeared. Vanished, leaving no trace. On the cold November day that I Photographed him, I remember asking what he wanted from life. He quietly replied "a home, a job, a family...... it's a simple dream". I always hoped that somewhere, he got what he wanted.
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