Jerry Tovo – Heroes (#446) 10-30-13

It is Wednesday, the day to look at another photographer’s work. And this one is a doozey.

I recently visited the Missouri History Museum, in St. Louis. One room was occupied by the photography project of Jerry Tovo. It is called, “They May Have Been Called Heroes”, and it documents the plight of homeless veterans. The walls were adorned by LARGE black and white portraits.

The mission is stated below. I have copied and pasted this directly from the website, hopefully breaking no copyright laws.

“TMHBH is dedicated to raising the Nation’s awareness to the plight of the hundreds of thousands of homeless Veterans, by photographing, videotaping and otherwise recording their stories. Additionally, we are producing a major gallery exhibit in the hopes of inspiring personal involvement and the donation of funds to programs designed for shelter, education, rehabilitation, job training and re-socialization, for those, too many American Patriots currently doing without the basic necessities.”

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