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The Unseen Beauty Project with "Art for the People" is committed to creating space for individuals to see the "Beauty" within themselves, their world and in each other using photography for artistic expression. The pictures displayed in these exhibits are taken by individuals who live in the margins of our society with limited resources and opportunity - the homeless, some seniors and those below the poverty line. They are people we sometimes find ourselves avoiding; we avert our eyes, circle-out and ignore when we pass them on the street.

Initially, we hand out disposable cameras asking them to take pictures of, "The Beauty in Your World." It does not matter that their only possessions are piled high in a shopping cart, how they smell, if their clothes are stiff with grime from the street or they don't have money. They need only accept the camera and return it. The film is developed and pictures emerge. Ultimately a single picture from each film set is framed, matted and hung in an exhibit. The "Beauty" expressed in these photos is displayed for the world to see.

News & Updates

Himmelfarb Gallery
Maryland University of Integrative Health

7750 Montpelier Road
Laurel, Maryland 20723
Open to visitors:
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Reception with photographers:
Open to the public
January 22, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

"Potluck" Fairfax, VA Local TV
Friday, January 9th at 5 p.m.
Saturday, January 10th at 5 a.m.
Wednesday, January 14th at 8:30a.m.
Host, Laura Hartman, will be interviewing
Sue Bracey and three of the homeless photographers.
Channel 10 Coverage List