Strength. Dignity. Humanity. Grace. These qualities are not commonly associated with America's homeless, so often overlooked or avoided on our city streets. Yet they are precisely the qualities that illuminate the faces pictured in this astonishing volume. These are our sisters and brothers, and this collection of portraits honors them. Photographer Lynn Blodgett is the head of the nation's largest provider of computer-based services to state and local governments. While traveling for work, Blodgett began compiling a photographic journal of the homeless people he encountered in each of the cities he visited. He discovered the grace and dignity in his subjects. He listened to their stories. And in response he has created a compelling social document, at once gorgeous and simple. Finding Grace: The Face of America's Homeless is Lynn Blodgett's elegant statement on humanity. Through his lens we are reminded of the inspiration that can be found in the gravest of circumstances, and that can be the source of change. Proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit the Finding Grace Homeless Initiative in its efforts to raise awareness for homeless issues across the country.
Lynn Blodgett is President and CEO of ACS, a Fortune 500 company where he has worked for over ten years. Blodgett attended Bringham Young University and Utah Technical College. An amateur photographer since the age of ten, and now a master falconer, Blodgett first pursued photography seriously to capture these magnificent birds in flight. Blodgett was tutored and mentored in photography, including the homeless series, by renowned photo editor Laurie Kratochvil and the New York-based photographer Andrew Eccles, whom he met at the Sante Fe workshops. Andrew Eccles was selected by the New York Times to shoot the cover of this millenium time capsule issue.