Companionship comes in all shapes and sizes. One powerful way is through a camera lens.
Meet Mark Horvath, founder of InvisiblePeople.tv, an initiative which aim is to debunk the myths about homeless people as ‘lost (cause) people’, worthless and invisible. Through the lens of the camera, we are given a glimpse into the lives of these people we would normally otherwise ignore or not get too close to.
Horvath himself was homeless at a time, and makes it clear that the injustices surrounding this issue are not something that we can turn our backs on. To act justly, to be just is to be with these people, to let them be heard and to receive them, just as they are. Being ignored and discarded is always a disservice, not only to the person who is being ignored or discarded, but also to the person who gives this treatment.
In the following interview, we get to know a little about Mark’s work and calling in life that leaves goosebumps on the skin. I especially love the rawness of Mark’s approach, so much so that there is a disclaimer on the organisation’s web site saying:
Caution! Some content may be offensive. Our hope is you’ll get mad enough to do something.
The video ends with a simple but confronting question: If not you, who?
Shining A Light on Invisible People
Source: What’s Your Calling?