Pictures meant to challenge notions of youth homelessness

Thu Jun 4, 2015 2:41pm EDT
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By Andrew M. Seaman

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - When people read his story and see pictures of him throughout New York City, 25-year-old Derrick Cobb hopes it will change their perception of youth homelessness.

"I honestly hope people will take away the lesson of not being so judgmental," said Cobb, who was photographed in spaces that are important to him, including the park he slept in when he first became homeless.

The pictures, part of a collection known as SEE ME, will be displayed starting this week at The Reciprocity Foundation in Midtown Manhattan.

“I think when people see the project, they're going to think we're rock stars,” said Cobb, who is a singer, dancer and model.


Eleet, a transgender female, who writes and performs music in New York, is shown in this undated handout provided courtesy of Alex Fradkin, June 3, 2015.   REUTERS/Alex Fradkin/Reciprocity Foundation/Handout via Reuters