The life of the homeless in New York City
• The life of the homeless in New York
"Cave City" - is a powerful photo project for homeless men and women of the West Harlem, created by photographer Andrea Star Reese. She began this project when working on Photoprogram photo-documentary journalism. One of its tasks was to create a photo essay "The New York subway," which led her to the tunnel, which is called "Cave of the bat."
There she found a rather complex community of people. Chuck, Lisa, Chrissy Snow White and the Country - they were like a family. Reese was able to earn their trust, so she became a witness to this history. Reese says she takes the people, not the problem, and it shows in her pictures.
Chuck and Lisa in their "home" in one of the tunnels of the New York subway.
Chuck brought home food.
Chuck lives in the tunnel since 2000.
Lisa collects cans to hand over their money.
Chuck reads on the tracks near the "home".
Lisa collects scrap metal to the trash. It can be arrested for theft and infiltration of private property.
One of elaborations Chuck - collect scrap metal and sell it.
Lisa and Chuck were able to eat.
Lisa and Chuck have fun.
Lisa and Chuck at the hospital. Lisa was raped and beaten when she was returning home from work.
Lisa first met his grandson.
Pregnant Lisa found old toys to the unborn child.
Also, Lisa ship cans and bottles for recycling.
Chuck and Lisa try to join the queue for a place in a shelter - the first step in getting their own housing.
Lisa says that it continues to do everything in order to live better.
Chuck came to the place where it was the first house in the tunnel.
Lisa and Chuck at the entrance to their house. More and more, here are collected by those who paint graffiti, or passers-by.
In the end, they were evicted w / e the company and the police. "Now I'm completely homeless" - Chuck said.
Brooklyn lives in the tunnel since 1982.
Brooklyn sorts bottles, because many shops accept only a certain type of bottles.
Sade - one of the local stray cats. She now lives here with six other cats and Brooklyn.
Brooklyn found this "home", making sure homeless cats that led her here.
Brooklyn singing and dancing in bars. It also sweeps and takes out the garbage.
This impasse is called "Cave of the bat." There are going to different people, but all united by one thing - the lack of home.
Willie lives in a cardboard box on the street since 2004. Before that, he lived in the tunnel.
Here it is - home Willie.
Jamaica Zoe and found shelter in the tunnels of the New York subway and have lived here for more than 5 years.
Jamaica and Zoe newly betrothed. Soon they will have to move to his apartment, which is scheduled to take off with the help of relatives.
Steve often prays.
Steve in the "Cave of the bat."
Geo takes "bomzhatsky souls."
Cleaners clean the "cave". Lived were ordered to leave and never come back here.
Homeless collect metal for sale.
Snow helps to park cars for a modest fee.
Snow White dress helps Chrissy. Chrissy ill. According to Snow White, she beats her drug dealer.
Snow White asked a friend to take his shower. Instead, he asked to leave the door open.
Country and Snow White.
Country admiring the river near his "home" in the building, which is sometimes called the "white house."
Snow White received a small room in a cheap motel.
The vagabond named Dollar reading appeal to tenants in the new house.
In Chrissy problem - she can not find money for her prescription drugs.
Chrissie and the man who comes to her in spite of the disease.
After a few men beat her, Chrissie friends took turns sitting with her, to see her again nothing happened.
Chrissy rubs calluses on the back.
The third visit Chrissie in hospital for a few months. She still does not prescribe the right medications for her health. Without them, she might die.
The doctors say to write out her medications only under a special program, which will be her watch.
As a result, Chrissie was placed in a special room in the house where it will be for the next doctor.
That's all. Thanks for your attention.
Here's a she lives the homeless of New York .. but call them "bums" my tongue is not raised ...