When I looked at the portraits in the Adi Nes: Biblical Stories photography exhibit, I was shocked. It was sad on a level that I can’t explain. I felt a torrent of emotions, ranging from disbelief to extreme sadness. I always knew that homeless people have a lot of difficulties and ordeals, but to see it through the perspective of that camera allowed me to see the depth and complicated nature of the problems. For example, it is, unfortunately, normal to see a homeless man pushing around a shopping cart full of his belongings. However, in one of the portraits, a homeless man is not just pushing the shopping cart filled with his belongings, he is also pushing his son in that shopping cart. The dirty, ragged clothing, exhausted faces, and overall sense of hopelessness is portrayed so thoroughly in the portraits. One cannot help but feel sad. To see the poor kid go through that much pain at such a young age, I feel like I need to do something about it. I don’t know what, but I can’t just sit back letting that much suffering happen. I’m glad that I saw this exhibit, because it exposed me to the truly dismal nature of homelessness.

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