Homelessness in the UK
Photography by Thaddeus Pope
Back in 2003, when I was 19 years old, I decided to make a photographic documentary about rough-sleeping homeless people in Brighton, England. The issue of homelessness was something that I wanted to address because I sympathise with the plight of homeless people and the difficulties that they face in their day-to-day lives. I felt appalled that so many people were sleeping rough on the streets of my hometown – that these people could be pushed aside and ignored by society – so I wanted to create a compassionate, yet honest, photographic essay about homelessness that could help restore public interest in this serious problem. The following project description is based on my notes from that time.