Randy Bacon - The Road I Call Home: Portraits and Stories of the Homeless
September 18 – December 19, 2021
The Road I Call Home: Portraits and Stories of the Homeless:
Randy Bacon is a contemporary American photographer based in Springfield, Missouri. He has an extensive history in portrait and documentary photography, as well as humanitarian work. At the core of his work is the ability to present emotive, authentic visual stories of the people he photographs.
This exhibition presents portraits from his ongoing series, The Road I Call Home, featuring simple, direct, casual studio portraits of individuals experiencing homelessness. These portraits emphasize the beauty, identity, and integrity of each person and are accompanied by a narrative, as told by the subject, sharing their personal story of homelessness. The goal of this project is to bring awareness to our homeless communities and convey a simple message according to the Artist: “That we’re all one-of-a-kind special people and every single one of us matters.”