For many unhoused, animal companions make a never-ending reality survivable, and provide a sense of purpose and normalcy. “Most homeless people love their animals more than themselves,” one unhoused pet owner told me. “A lot of times it’s what’s keeping us alive.”
The Shelter of Each Other looks at the relationships between unhoused San Franciscans and their pets, showing the strength of their bond. The images attempt to break the stigma that surrounds homeless pet owners, and homelessness itself. Losing one's home shouldn't define a person, their capacity for love, or their character.