Down and out in the South.
Photographs by Jan Banning.
112 pp., color illustrations throughout, 9½x12½".
Included in this book are 42 portraits of homeless men and women in South Carolina, Georgia, and Mississippi. For these images, Jan Banning came up with an original approach: to photograph people who are homeless as he would photograph any other member of society. That implied not scouting out the most picturesque people he could find, and not capturing them in dramatizing black and white. Instead, he worked in a studio setting, focusing on their individuality rather than on stereotypes.