Photo Documentary Project ‘Tender Souls’ Exhibition at the SF Public Library
When: Opening Program, Sunday, September 16, 1pm ||| On View September 15-January 13
Where: San Francisco Public Library
Curators and photographers Brenton Gieser and Felix Uribe will present and discuss their exhibition Tender Souls, a project uncovering the humanity and complexities of the Tenderloin. Tender Souls, will be on view September 15, 2018 - January 13, 2019, at the Main Library, Skylight Gallery.
Tender Souls is a photo documentary project uncovering the humanity and complexities of the Tenderloin, a neighborhood in the dead center of the innovation capital of the world. Riddled with severe homelessness, mental illness, drugs, violence, and prostitution, the Tenderloin is often characterized as a major blemish on one of the world’s most attractive cities. However, beneath the surface rests a soul unlike any other community in San Francisco. A soul that not only experiences deep suffering but triumphant redemption, a soul that meets the needs of their neighbors with the little gifts they have, a deeply tender soul.
Each month we will release a new story of a community member in the Tenderloin comprised of still photos and an audio interview giving an honest look into their lives.
Our aim is to make the unseen, seen -- the unheard, heard. Our dream is that these stories help bridge the divide between the mainstream and the margins, that Tender Souls can be a mirror, reflecting back our very real fragility, and our immense strength.