It has been awhile, about a year and a half, since Tenderloin USA Photo Journal was wrapped up by myself and project partner Travis Jensen. It was a great photojournalistic project for both of us. The best part though, was that more than $3K was raised with journal proceeds going to Larkin Street Youth Services to help runaway/homeless youth living on the streets of San Francisco, including the Tenderloin District. Larkin Street is a charitable organization that helps at-risk youth from 12 – 23 years old by providing a wide array of services, including shelter, medical care, counseling, life skills and job training, and meals.
I haven’t been shooting in the neighborhood too much lately, but have been thinking about many of the subjects I met in the neighborhood during the one year duration of the project. Out of the large number of people photographed in the Tenderloin, I put together a group of twenty of my photographs that I think work well together viewing on-line. Thought I would share them as a set, which can be viewed by clicking this link.
Hope you enjoy looking at them. And… if you have not yet looked at a copy of Tenderloin USA, you can preview the journal by clicking here.