For over 20 years, Friendship Place has been a leader in Washington, DC, in developing solutions to homelessness that deliver results and make a lasting impact. Their range of programs empower participants to rebuild their lives, find homes, get jobs and reconnect with friends, family and the community for good. It has been my privilege to not only photograph events for Friendship Place on a pro-bono basis, but also to design and launch the One Word Project that asks clients, staff and volunteers to identify one word that describes Friendship Place to them. This series of images has enjoyed multiple presentations from a holiday greeting card, to office walls, their website and the 2012 Annual Report. In 2015, it was a joy to celebrate the opening of a new 40-studio-unit property for men in transition in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC where I was able to do a portrait shoot that was incorporated in the 2014 Annual Report.
One Word Project portraits decorating the conference room and staff doorways at the Aim Hire offices of Friendship Place.
Friendship Place 2012 Annual Report Featuring the One Word Project
Friendship Place 2014 Annual Report Featuring Portrait Session