Author(s): Bryan Adams
Six years ago photographer and musician Bryan Adams (born 1959) was approached by actress and director Trudie Styler to photograph a portrait story of homeless street vendors for the magazine The Big Issue. That story inspired a more in-depth photographic look at these people who live on the streets of London and sell the magazine. The Big Issue is a weekly publication created by professional journalists and photographers, and sold on the streets to provide the homeless with legitimate income and facilitate their reintegration into mainstream society. Today The Big Issue is published in several international editions throughout Asia and Africa. Adams' portraits depict characters beyond social and economic circumstance, and can be seen as a continuation of his 2013 book Wounded: The Legacy of War.