Wall covered in cardboard signs with various handwritten messages
On View

Unhoused: Personal Stories and Public Health

Special Exhibition

Thomson Gallery

January 14, 2024 – August 6, 2024

Unhoused: Personal Stories and Public Health confronts the crisis of housing insecurity in America through the lens of public health and centers the voices of those experiencing homelessness in sharing their stories.   

This special exhibition is anchored by stark yet intimate black and white portraiture from Toronto-based photographer as well as a monumental artwork from Dallas-based artist , whose installation is composed of hundreds of cardboard signs the artist has purchased over the past thirty years from people experiencing homelessness. 

Featuring the content expertise of Dr. Rosie Frasso and Dr. René Najera, this exhibition explores the difficult truth that simply being without a home is a dangerous health condition. The exhibition will highlight local organizations dedicated to addressing housing insecurity in Philadelphia and beyond.