Homelessness is something most of us encounter on a daily or weekly basis, but few of us have ever had to personally experience the hardship of being homeless. Many of us probably probably don't realize that today, October 10th, is World Homeless Day; a day started in 2010 which is observed by every major continent and dozens of countries. Its goal is to draw attention to homeless people’s needs locally, and provide opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homelessness.
In an effort to get involved and use their platform to raise awareness of the struggles that millions of homeless people around the globe go through every day, Photocrowd featured a photo contest that brought forth some very powerful images.
More of these moving images can be seen over on the main contest page. Hopefully the human connection seen in each of these photos will help you stop and think about how you could improve the lives of those around you. As photographers we have an incredible gift of showcasing these moments for the rest of the world. How will you make your mark?