A photography project is changing the lives of homeless children in Denver

Posted at 9:06 PM, Nov 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-12 01:03:30-05

DENVER -- There are more homeless children on our nation’s streets than ever before.

One out of ever 30 children is homeless, but a little bit of hope through a camera lens is changing the lives of some Denver children.

Fifteen homeless children in Denver are participating in Pictures of Hope with well-known photographer and founder Linda Solomon.

Solomon partnered with the children in October and challenged them to photograph what they want most in life.

The pictures range from a restaurant owner to a police officer, and even an artist.

The photographers revealed their pictures for the first time at an art show at the Salvation Army on Friday.

“These kids aren’t dreaming for iPads or anything like that. Their dreams are for families, for homeless animals. Their dreams are for the things that truly matter,” said Solomon.

The artists said they hope to not only change their lives through photography, but also inspire others with their dreams.

“The camera becomes something much more. It gives them hope. It shows them they can express feeling that maybe have been difficult to express verbally,” said Solomon.

All of those pictures were printed into holiday cards and they’re being sold with every penny going back into the Salvation Army in Denver.

Walgreens donated the cameras, and SkinnyTees printed the cards at no cost.

Each box of cards is $20 and you can order them on their website.


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