Photo District News writer Sarah Coleman writes about two time Pulitzer-prize winner Larry Price and his work on the Do1Thing project. A few short weeks after Larry’s photo of Antwuan McCoy was published in People Magazine, the dean of the College of Business and Public Services at the community college in Dayton, Ohio contacted Do1Thing and offered Antwuan a college scholarship. Their did their 1 thing!
In a homeless shelter in Dayton, Ohio, three young men gather nervously to pose for photographs. There’s Rob, who wears two wool caps over each other like a helmet on his head, and Antwuan, whose crisp white shirt signals his determination to rise above his circumstances. The third young man, who introduces himself only as Agent Thunder, is an aspiring poet and artist. He stares at the camera through wide, weary brown eyes that make him seem older than his eighteen years.
Young and Homeless in AmericaFor Larry Price, the man behind the camera, the shoot feels familiar. The Olympus Visionary photographer, who has won two Pulitzer Prizes, has a track record of documenting social causes in the United States. While a staff photographer at the Philadelphia Inquirer in the 1980s, he spent six months photographing inside a fetid, dangerous housing project – a story that led local government to demolish the project two years later.
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