Look At This: Portrait Of A Homeless Veteran We set up a portrait studio at an event for homeless veterans — and asked them to pick which photo they liked. Meet nine of the veterans we photographed, and look at how they want to be seen.
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Look At This: Portrait Of A Homeless Veteran

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Look At This: Portrait Of A Homeless Veteran

Look At This: Portrait Of A Homeless Veteran

Look At This: Portrait Of A Homeless Veteran

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A few weeks ago, photographer David Gilkey and I went to an event for homeless veterans called Stand Down. We wanted to see what homeless veterans look like, and we wanted to photograph them.

We also wondered: How do they see themselves? We asked about 20 of them — that's how many came by our pop-up portrait studio. You can hear from some of them in the audio above, or just look at this.

 
Correction Sept. 19, 2014

In the audio of this story, MCRD is incorrectly defined as Marine Corps Recruitment Depot. It is Marine Corps Recruit Depot.