Between strength and instability, between vulnerability and pride are the working poor. One paycheck away from being homeless…again. Everyday they maintain the balancing act of holding a job and simply holding it together. Everyday we see them teaching and caring for our children, working in the stores and restaurants we frequent, and providing vital services to our community; we never know how close to the edge they really are.
Photographer and project creator Susan Sidebottom has captured working families on the uphill climb from homelessness to housing in “On the Edge: Homeless and Working Among Us.” Come to understand their experience through the power of the image.
Click here to learn more about the exhibit or view the full collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Carroll Hall, through May 17, 2010.