Humans of Edmonton Experience was founded by Jerry Cordeiro in 2014 on the principle that homeless people have the same rights and the same respect no matter their colour, race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, creed or migration status. Over the years Jerry has wandered the streets, alleys and river valley throughout the city. As well he has traveled to other countries such as the USA and Haiti to connect and capture his images. Jerry spends quality time with each individual he approaches to be photographed, it’s all on their level of comfort. His ability to relate creates a personal connection before the portrait is captured. He has gained great respect due to his approach and kindness. Jerry gives everyone he has captured, as well as the ones who have declined, a voice, time to listen and time to make a difference. Every photograph has a story. It’s through these stories that he helps raise awareness. Jerry has reconnected lost souls of the streets to their families, helped house and simply showed them that they are important. Currently, Jerry and his team are working on their first book. It’s expected to launch in late fall, so please keep an eye out for that new and exciting addition!
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