Through creative workshops, family portrait sessions and oral history interviews, Art Start celebrates strong families experiencing homelessness. With this project, Art Start seeks to inspire compassion and respect for the resiliency of the human spirit, both within families undergoing poverty related hardship as well as within NYC’s greater community, grappling with record rates of homelessness.

Read about the 2013 Family Portrait Project in The Hufftington Post and in Resource Magazine.

In 2015, we connected with 20 Art Start families to create family portraits and interviews to actively shift the focus of homelessness in NYC. An opening reception and gallery exhibition will be presented in November 2015 in New York City.

In 2015, Art Start’s Family Portrait Project is presented by Howard Hughes Corporation and supported by Bright Horizons Foundation for Children, Industrial Color, and Fast Ashley’s Studios.

Photographers will be supported by make-up artists: Alex LaMarsh and Emma Strachman. 

Johanna De Los Santos
Art Start’s Co-Executive Director