Facing the homeless

Photography exhibit shares images of people without homes

MOM ON THE ROAD Local photographer and storyteller Kirti Bassendine’s captures the lives of homeless residents in the exhibit ‘Homeless Voices,’ running through Jan. 26 at the Gilroy Center for the Arts. Pictured are Faviola with her daughter Destiny. Credit: Kirti Bassendine

Spotlighting a plight that has no denomination, Gilroy Center for the Arts hosted a reception for an exhibit on homelessness Saturday, Jan. 12.

Photographer Kirti Bassendine, who splits her time between Morgan Hill and San Benito County, took to the streets to document the lives of homeless residents living in poverty.

Many who have been stricken with poverty, Bassendine said, are just ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances.

Bassendine’s message is that everyone deserves a second chance.

To learn more about the exhibit, check out this week’s issue of South Valley magazine.