Antonio Boalis

Photographer
San Francisco's HomeLess
Location: Spain
Nationality: Spain
Biography: ABOUT ME I have been taking photos since I was 14, but at first only to use them as references when still being an oil painter. Beginning A few years later I learned the use of the camera from Joao Mourao in the city of Lisbon (Lisboa in... read on
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San Francisco's HomeLess
Copyright antonio boalis 2021
Updated 07/21/21
The city of San Francisco boasts of being the favorite destination of those who visit the United States, thanks to its friendly people and its charming european style.

Unfortunately, it is also known for being the city with the highest number of homeless in the country; "the homeless capital of USA", with more than 10,000 of its less than 800.000 inhabitants living on the streets. A much higher percentage than in New York City.

The problem originated in the late '70s, at the height of the indigenous "hippie" culture, when ex-combatants from Vietnam who did not achieve stable employment and young drug addicts escaped from their homes began sleeping on the streets of San Francisco...

* I came across this topic by chance, as the purpose of my trip was purely touristy. In contrast, I also portrayed the magical beauty of the city in a Fine Arts serie of 12 pictures:
https://antonioboalis.visura.co/san-francisco-calendar

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