This photographer captures homeless people for almost 10 years. What she discovered with her long term project shocked her. Find out why!

This photographer captures homeless people for almost 10 years. What she discovered with her long term project shocked her. Find out why!

Diana Kim learned her photography skills by her father, which is also a photographer.

When her parents decided to call it quits, she lived with her friends and relatives and lost touch with her father. In 2003 Kim began a long-term photo-project about the homeless; in 2012, she made a shocking discovery. Kim found her father among the homeless she was documenting in Honolulu.

“There were nights when I wouldn’t find him. And other days when I least expected it, and he would be standing on the corner of a street. He suffered from severe schizophrenia, and left untreated, he was not always responsive. There were many instances when it appeared as if he was arguing with someone, but nobody was there.”

It was only after a heart-attack saw him hospitalized that Kim’s father agreed to seek treatment for his condition. Today, her father is now doing well.

“I gave my old camera to my dad, in hopes of sparking his interest in photography and giving him something to look forward to. I want him to stay in this good place. Life itself is a gift. I am so grateful to see him alive and doing better. I appreciate what we have right here, right now”

This photographer captures homeless people for almost 10 years. What she discovered with her long term project shocked her. Find out why!

Diana Kim started to document the homeless in 2003

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In 2012, Kim was shocked to discover her father amongst the homeless she was was photographing

This photographer captures homeless people for almost 10 years. What she discovered with her long term project shocked her. Find out why!

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It was only after a heart-attack saw him hospitalized that Kim’s father agreed to seek treatment for his condition

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This photographer captures homeless people for almost 10 years. What she discovered with her long term project shocked her. Find out why!

Diana Kim with her father, 1988

This photographer captures homeless people for almost 10 years. What she discovered with her long term project shocked her. Find out why!

Diana Kim and her father, 2015

This photographer captures homeless people for almost 10 years. What she discovered with her long term project shocked her. Find out why!

“I gave my old camera to my dad, in hopes of sparking his interest in photography and giving him something to look forward to. I want him to stay in this good place”

This photographer captures homeless people for almost 10 years. What she discovered with her long term project shocked her. Find out why!

“Life itself is a gift. I am so grateful to see him alive and doing better. I appreciate what we have right here, right now”

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This photographer captures homeless people for almost 10 years. What she discovered with her long term project shocked her. Find out why!

This photographer captures homeless people for almost 10 years. What she discovered with her long term project shocked her. Find out why!

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