Panel discussion: Photography and Homelessness.
Participants will include photographers Patti
Petkovski and Ryan Carter, and former Tent City
and Marty Lang.
May 3 at 7pm in the Music Room, Hart House, U of
David Barker Maltby’s photographs illustrate the
existence of those excluded from the promises of
global culture – the homeless. Unable or unwilling
to its codes, they form urban communities
from the garbage of consumer society and based
needs for sustenance, security and
come to large cities from declining towns to find
nets dismantled, becoming the human cost of
policies prioritizing “fiscal responsibility.” As a
photographer, equally dedicated to social activist
Maltby worked with his subjects over periods of
or years, sharing the same living conditions and
the same difficult struggle of their daily routine.
work portrays a complex shadow world with its
structure, based as much on values of
compassion and caring
as on the negative qualities with which it is often
David Barker Maltby died at the age of 38 from
Curated by Ethan Eisenberg and Susan Maltby