To many people, the homeless are invisible. To photographer Jonathan Carroll, they are always in sight. He’s a professional news photographer for the Newcastle Herald, travelling around the region and shooting hundreds of portraits every year.
He can rattle off the names of homeless people and where they usually hang out, and in many cases, their life story, too.
Next week Carroll will exhibit 14 portraits of his portraits of the Hunter’s homeless or street people.
He will also show four of his sports images in a show called, Look Twice, which contains images from seven photographers from around the region.
The show, curated by Jamie Gilmore, of Studio DC 3 in Hamilton, features the work of Carroll, Gilmore, David Oliver, Easton Chang, Kylie Foley, Kirsten Woodforth and Doug Coleman.
Look Twice opens on September 14-24, at Cessnock Regional Art Gallery, 16 Vincent Street, Cessnock, open Tuesday through Sunday, 10am to 4pm.