An Invitation To See The Faces Of People Who Are Unhoused: Albert

gentleman in wheelchair giving thumbs up. Wearing winter jacket and toque
Albert photo by Steve McKenzie is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 Deed

Meet Albert. can make this introduction thanks to the fine work of Steve McKenzie, a portrait photographer. Steve’s portraits come with notes:

“Albert rolled up in his wheelchair and greeted me. He got hit by a car years ago and hasn’t been able to find a job due to his condition. He’s been homeless for 19 years. He’s going to talk to a caseworker tomorrow and hopefully find a place to live.” was inspired to share Steve’s portraits after reading a commentary by Jennifer Gerlach in Psychology Today1. Ms Gerlach encourages us to experience the humanity that is so obvious in the faces of people who are unhoused. Steve’s portraits give us all an opportunity to follow Jennifer Gerlach’s invitation.


  1. You can read Jennifer Gerlach’s commentary here: A Person With a Face, Unhoused on a Cold Winter Night