In I AM NOT INVisible, Thilde Jensen’s social documentary photography authentically captures a homeless community in America.
In 2014 Thilde met Reine and Lost, two homeless men in Syracuse, New York. Reine and Lost lived under a highway and had survived three Upstate New York winters, huddled together on a small concrete ledge. This almost unimaginable fact drew her into a four-year project, photographing in Gallup, New Mexico, Las Vegas, and New Orleans as well as Syracuse.
Jensen herself had spent two years living out of a tent in the woods after becoming sick with Environmental Illness. She had been living well and working hard but had not made enough money to cover health insurance and she had no American safety net to catch her.
The resulting work is an authentic document of a community excluded from mainstream society.
This show is the fist exhibition of Thilde’s work in the UK and the first time that the majority of the works from this project have been exhibited. The show is also a part of the inaugural Bristol Photo Festival, a new biennial that celebrates the power and diversity of photography.