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When you tell someone you're homeless you know right away what they think of you, by the look on their face, but most of all the look in their eyes.

Having lived the good life for most of my life and then going through 29 months of homelessness while battling cancer and HIV, has given me new perspectives and a much better understanding on what it means to be poor and homeless in the United States.

Most of the pictures in this book were taken during my 29 months of homelessness.

The goal of the book is to get people to see homeless as HUMANS, but also to raise awareness and ask the reader to consider that maybe the homeless person on the corner isn't the problem. Maybe the real problem is the people, places and things in charge of ending homelessness.


About the Author

Louis "Kengi" Carr
KengiKat40 Hollywood, California
Louis "Kengi" Carr is a Southern California native born and raised in beautiful Santa Monica. This proud ageleno is the author of three books, a Getty Images Contributor, a published writer as well as a guest speaker and community activist/advocate for people living with HIV or AIDS and homeless individuals.He's also the creator of grass roots community based outreaches Project KengiKat, Do Something Saturday & Unplugging HIV. Kengi is what some have called an "old school" photographer because he ONLY believes in basic post production of his work. "I simply want to take great pictures with my camera, not create them in photoshop. What you see is what I snapped. If that means I'm outdated or considered less of a photographer, then so be it " Often called a "photojournalist" or "social justice" style photographer, Kengi uses his photography to bring new awareness and understanding for social issues gripping Los Angeles as well as the nation.

Publish Date  August 07, 2011

Dimensions  Standard Landscape  118 pgs Standard Paper

Category  Arts & Photography

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Comments (4)


JanizQZ says

I've been following the journey of Kengi for a very long time. I received my book today. I'm so happy to see his story now reaching others. Like the others who've spoke of how the pictures speak to them, I too concur. This book is beautifully done. Kengi I'm so proud of you and your book is beautiful, just like your soul. Well done my friend. Very well done

posted at 02:10pm Oct 07 PST


Kimberly70 says

Your book is a soul searcher! I had chills reading and looking at each page. I have always seen many of your pics online but to hold them in my hand was amazing! My son and I looked at it and I was privelaged to show him and tell him that I know you.....that you have a heart as big as the are a role model for him. Thank you for allowing me into your life.

posted at 04:55pm Aug 29 PST


northborn says

When you look at these photos, each one is so raw and so emotional, you dont need words to understand the stories behind them. Each one tells its own in such a way that it leaves an impression long after you've closed the cover.

posted at 10:31pm Aug 17 PST


athomas1124 says

I received my book today and was immensly pleased. The workmanship of the book was well done and the pictures speak to you. Even without words there are stories being told when you look at each photograph. I am glad I made my purchase and look forward to more by this author. Kengi, a job well-done...

posted at 05:18pm Aug 16 PST

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