For our Call to Artists’ poster, we decided to use the faces of homeless individuals to generate the face of the homelessness issue itself. We brought together the homeless community as a whole – choosing individuals of both genders and various ages – to coherently depict the idea that the issue of homelessness effects all individuals in a similar manner. Furthermore, we intend to incorporate the themes of unity, hope and togetherness.
One way we decided to depict unification is through the means of imaging. By representing a collage of different part of their faces and unifying them as one face, it symbolizes the idea that they are one community; a community with many stories, many visions, and many dreams. It is a community populated by many different races, genders, and ages.
We want to portray and encourage anyone to come and help the cause of awareness towards homelessness through any means. The theme of unity and togetherness is clearly depicted through a collage of different parts of the faces of different homeless individuals.