Anything Helps – Erik Castro

ANYTHING HELPS – 3 stories of being young & homeless from erik castro | photojournalist

“ANYTHING HELPS” was produced and released in May 2013 for the California-based non-profit Social Advocates for Youth. The intention of the piece was to offer viewers a better understanding of the enormous challenges facing young people who find themselves with nowhere to go but the streets.

“During the first two months of 2013, I photographed and recorded interviews of Matt Lytle, 22, Asia Dumlao-Galang, 19 and Ki Gusse, 17 all who generously offered intimate details about their experiences of being homeless.

Anything Helps

The result is a 9min. 40sec. video created with the intention of offering viewers a better understanding of the enormous challenges facing young individuals who have no where to go but the streets.”  By Erik Castro

Erik Castro Bio
Erik Castro is a freelance photojournalist and multimedia producer based in Santa Rosa, California. Originally from Los Angeles, Castro has been working professionally since 1998 and has a bachelor degree in journalism from The University of Texas at Austin.
He has twice won the National Press Photographers Association Award for his multimedia work and his work can often be seen in the San Francisco Chronicle. Castro photographed subjects for an upcoming book about a new generation of California winemakers titled, “The New California Wine” due out November 2013 by Ten Speed Press.

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