Curator Selection / 2021 / /

Homelessness- an American Tragedy

  • Photographer
    linda troeller
  • Credit
    Linda Troeller

In 2016 my home burned to the ground taking all my personal possessions and almost all my photography archive. I laid on the sidewalk in front to remember my home - trying to recover. I started to photograph displaced people as I so immediately understood the reason people are sleeping on the street and how displaced one feels. This reportage is what I saw on my public sidewalks, and is ever more present with Covid-19. This story is truly - the personal is political - lived - a voice for social media and newspaper actions to mobilize at warp speed homes to the homeless.

My photography is focused on healing, community, sexual issues and self-portraiture. Projects have led to four books and my photographs have been collected by the Norton Museum; University of Texas, Austin and a self-portrait show in special collections, 2022 at Bryn Mawr College. As an art documentary photographer I have had the chance to bring images from gallery walls to media that, for example, helped change Finland's government to stop stamping passports with the HIV stigma. In my photographs of women and myself I am devoted to raising awareness through creative experiments.

Awards Lucie IPA TB-AIDS Diary and Self-Portraiture
Pictures of the Year 1st Place
Douglass College Women of Achievement
Friends of Photography Ferguson Award
Living in the Chelsea Hotel, Schiffer IPA Book Prize
Healing Waters Aperture
Erotic Lives of Women Scalo
Spa Journeys powerHouse Books