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#85: Phoenix Street People: Summer 2012 - Yucel Yalim

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Photo essay inquiry into people walking the streets of Phoenix, Arizona during summer days where temperatures exceed 110 degrees in the shade.
Portion of all net proceeds will directly benefit street people.
Over 100 photos in 132 pages including editorial comments and insights into the lives of America’s street people.
In images and words, we can see, if we look, they are us.
Yucel Yalim is an award winning professional photographer currently residing in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Kindle Size: 6027 KB
  • Print Length: 132 pages
  • ASIN: B008JAW4WU
MY OPINION:
Powerful!
There is one shot in particular, of a man relaxing in the shade with his bible on his chest. The face of this man spoke volumes to me, and I choked back tears.
Everyone in this book had a near effect on me, though different as well in their own ways. It was nice to read where the photographer/author was and the backstory behind the photos, but in actuality, some didn't need words. They hit you right away. 
Some fantastic photography of an ever-growing problem across the world, not just America. Though I am happy with the author/photographer bringing recognition to the problem growing in a place you just don't hear about. You hear about places like L.A and New York, not Phoenix. 
Definitely not a book for the faint-of-heart, it will tug at your heart and your conscience.

4/5

Recommend? Yes, to 18+


DISCLAIMER: I received a copy for review. I was not compensated for my opinion or this post.
 

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