The Urban Cave is the powerful documentation of homeless men and women in West Harlem by Andrea Star Reese. Formerly a filmmaker, Reese began this project when she enrolled in the photojournalism documentary photo program at ICP. One of her assignments was to capture “New York Underground”, which consequently led her to a train tunnel nicknamed the Batcave. There she discovered a complex community of people; Chuck, Lisa, Krissy, Snow White and Country, that operated much like a family. Reese was allowed to witness their stories as a mutual trust was formed.
VERY powerful photo's. Some of them just make you want to cry...knowing that this Government doesn't give a damn about them, which has caused some of these people to give up on themselves. Granted, THEY also made some bad choices, but don't we all ?? People have become just as disposable as the diaper you just took off your infant. May God forgive us !!!!
I pray that GOD forgives us that we allow people to live like this and do nothing to prevent it. If these pictures do not make your heart yearn for the people in them then your heart is closed to humanity. I hope that one day I am given the opportunity to help and prevent people from having to live like this. I am truly truly from the bottom of my soul sorry that this is happening while I live a life of ease.
I am a Being of Violet Fire I am the Purity God Desires.
Say all through the day,,,The soul and heart merge,,,this is a powerful soul mantra to help one merge with God.Saying in a singsong fashion,building the Energy , Intent and Love. By beihng happy and pleased with ourself we can change the world. Let your light shine. AWAKE ,,,,, These pictures are Inspiration to be in Alighnment with Love,,,they show Contrast with helps one to be grateful for our lifes.
Blaming the government on a person's individual life path of drugs and addiction is stupid. Blaming anyone is counterproductive. Give them options for treatment, or, if they are too fargone, let them live in their version of happiness (numbness from the outside world) and crash/burn.. Don't hate the junkie though.. hate the drug. Hate the circumstances that lead to the need for drugs and minimize their likelihood by not trying hard drugs even once.. and associating with people who do not. Again, blaming the government is stupid. Any addict could get themselves arrested and be put into rehab. Rehab only works if the addict is ready to quit.. if not, it will fail, and the cycle keeps going.