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Library’s ‘Faces of Hope’ photo exhibit begins April 18

Posted: Thursday, April 05, 2012 · Volume: XLV · Issue: 7

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“Faces of Hope,” an exhibit of photos by Marie Langmore, will be on display in the Briscoe Library beginning April 18.
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“Faces of Hope,” an exhibit of photos by Marie Langmore, will be on display in the Briscoe Library beginning April 18. clear graphic

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By Susan Hunnicutt

In 2010, San Antonio portrait photographer Marie Langmore began work on a different kind of project — photographing clients at Haven for Hope, San Antonio’s transformational campus for the homeless that was nearing completion just west of downtown.

An exhibit of Langmore’s documentary photographs, “Faces of Hope,” will open with a noon-hour program on Wednesday, April 18, at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. The program will be held in the Briscoe Library’s Howe Conference Room.

George Block, president and CEO of Haven for Hope, will join Marie Langmore to speak about the Haven for Hope’s mission.


On any given night there are approximately 1,600 individuals residing on the Haven for Hope campus. The “Faces of Hope” photo exhibit by Marie Langmore gives a glimpse into their lives.
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On any given night there are approximately 1,600 individuals residing on the Haven for Hope campus. The “Faces of Hope” photo exhibit by Marie Langmore gives a glimpse into their lives. clear graphic

 

“Everyone has a story to tell and it is often displayed in their simple gestures, the way they choose to look at the camera or a telling expression on their face,” Langmore said. The Haven for Hope project put her behind the lens of her camera as witness to emotions ranging from the spontaneous joy of childhood friendship to solitude, the contemplation of loss, and tender bonds that unite parents and their children in the midst of hardship.

According to the Haven for Hope website, homelessness in Texas has increased 15.9 percent since 2008, and 23 percent of the homeless are veterans. On any given night there are approximately 1,600 individuals residing on the Haven for Hope campus.

“Faces of Hope” will be on display in the Lecture Hall Commons of the School of Medicine and on the third floor of the Briscoe Library through June.

The April 18 program in the Howe Conference Room is open to all. Attendees are invited and encouraged to bring their lunches. For more information, contact Susan Hunnicutt, special projects librarian.

Story reprinted with permission from “News from the Libraries.”

 
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