At a loss for what to do after hearing about the mass shooting in Las Vegas, artist Quin Sweetman turned to her art and her artist community to find a way to honor the lives of those who were lost. Together they started the Beautiful […]
Hispanic Health Projects/AmeriCorps/Idaho Community Health Corps 2006-2009 Role: Multimedia specialist Used photographic methods to document programs, created educational materials, recorded and edited medical ethnographic documentaries on diabetes, designed poster illustrations, and I designed and managed their website.
Work in Progress: Healing Hands Retired Nurse: Verna Volunteer nurses working with our homeless communities are on the front lines providing for the medical needs of our homeless communities and often times providing the services of a social worker as well. They are our first […]
David Griffiths, right talks with Steve Hoyt-McBeth from PBOT about the hand bike he is about to ride. David is working with others in our community to bring awareness to the need for having adaptive bikes available in the Portland’s bike share program. Adaptive bikes […]
“We know homelessness, we know strife, and we know hopelessness. That is why we are compelled and somewhat obligated to help others in need. That is why our passion lies within helping others. ” Joel Longanecker “We know what it’s like to be housed and have […]
Courtney was told she has a 60 day no-cause eviction notice. She is working on getting this extended and working through the process to find out what her legal rights are. She was surrounded by friends and supporters at her first court date involving her no-cause eviction.at […]
Michael is living in poverty, yet he does what he can and uses what little resources he has, to help others. In this photo, Michael is preparing sandwiches for Hazelnut Grove community, a homeless camp in North Portland: Support North Greeley Homeless Camp Michael knows […]
Recording of Building Oregon’s Climate Movement panel. January 25th, 2016 Location SEIU 503 Recorded and edited by Mary Anne Funk On Monday, January 25th, Know Your City and Renew Oregon hosted a community dialogue with speakers who organize in very different communities for a clean […]
As economically repressed people we must unite in solidarity to address the laws that perpetuate and maintain this economic repression. ~ Kelsey Schomberger, Oregon SOS participant and disabled activist in Portland, Oregon. Participants and organizations from all over Oregon came together in unison on February […]
Artist/Tile Table Designer: Mark Funk Photo Essay and Photos by Mary Anne Funk The following table designs were showcased at Crackedpots 16th Annual Art Show. Mark of Ailgif Tile was one of the artists chosen to showcase his work. Prior to starting on these two […]
Audio Story: Saint and Angel at Forgotten Realms. Saint and Angel are married. They first became homeless together after Saint lost his job. Like many working poor americans, they were living paycheck to paycheck with nothing in savings and although he was looking for another […]
Art has always been a part of Harry’s life, he just didn’t understand the power it had to change his life. In this clip, Harry and his sister Mona look through the artwork in their mother’s garage for some of Harry’s work. Harry also talks […]
Human Settlement / Finding Home Human Settlement – Finding Home works to provide understanding that in order to survive and rebuild our lives, we need shelter as a basic human need. Sometimes that shelter is built by the individual with a tent or a tarp along […]
Be the Constant: Genevieve Cochran. Photo Essay and audio interview by Mary Anne Funk Listen to her story: Meet Genevieve Cochran, a lady with a heart of gold and an energy level that most 18 year olds can’t keep up with. Genevieve was a volunteer […]
Portland, Oregon Photo Stories by Mary Anne Funk. Meet Yohhei Sato Location: What’s The Scoop? Portland, Oregon/July 2015 Yesterday, while taking a break from editing Artful Journey of Life, I took a walk around my neighborhood. A hot day, lead me into a local ice cream shop, […]
Eryn brought her make-up kit out to practice putting make-up on her sister, Paloma. Eryn’s dream is to be a special-effects make-up artist.
Serving The Poor Community January 16, 2015 | Photo by Mary Anne Funk During the initial walk through at Birch Community Services, Steve Kimes, front left, of Anawim Christian Community, along with various other organizations who are working with the poor communities in the […]
Diane Kimes of Anawim Christian Community, prepares a meal for the Anawim Community House meal and church service. Diane Kimes and her husband, Pastor Steve Kimes, have been serving the homeless community and the working poor community since the mid 1990’s.
Diver toils the Anawim Sanctuary Grounds. Diver is a member of Anawim’s community home in N. Portland. He spends every Friday at the Sanctuary working on various projects. He is also the volunteer coordinator, overseeing what needs to be done, who’s working on it, and […]
[dropshadowbox align=”none” effect=”raised” width=”600x” height=”” background_color=”#ffffff” border_width=”1″ border_color=”#dddddd” ] Project: Living With COPD Description: Ethnographic research to further understand the effects of COPD as part of an ongoing research and product development plan for chronic illness. Project Year: 2009 For: Intel Digital Health Group Role: […]
Individuals, families, and advocacy groups came together in solidarity with Right 2 Survive, Sisters of the Road, VOZ, and Right 2 Dream Too on Wednesday morning, January 21, 2015 for the Homeless Bill of Rights Testimony and Rally at City Hall. The march route went […]