Another installment of the Invisible Ones of Washington, DC
I came across John while he was panhandling near Union Staton. John does not or cannot speak. I know his name because he has an old hospital ID wrist band that looks many months old. When asked if he was in the hospital he only nods. I explained that I wanted to make a photograph of him for the Invisible Ones photo project. He nodded again and began to stike poses for me. I compensated him for his participation and moved on. If you see or know someone like John, take a moment and stop and say hello. Inquire about how they are doing. It will make an enormous diffeence and help them to feel less invisible.