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Portraits Of Boston: Seven Months Homeless

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“I’m homeless.”


“Yes, I am. I live in a shelter. I try to look nice because that’s all I’ve got left. I’m trying to find a job.”

“How long have you been homeless?”

“Seven months, since I got out of jail.”

“I imagine it’s not easy to get a job with—

“With my background. It’s not.”

“How long were you in jail?”

“Seven and a half years, but I don’t want to get into the details of the crimes.”

“What are your chances of getting a job?”

“Slim to nil.”

Portraits of Boston is a project of independent photographer Ivan Velinov. He is regularly sharing some of his favorite portraits with WBUR. Visit his website to see the hundreds of portraits he has taken on the streets of Boston.

This program aired on November 7, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.

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