Art Start’s Family Portrait Project uses portraits and story-telling to actively shift the focus on homeless families by celebrating their strength and unity through difficult times. Through this work, Art Start is seeking to inspire compassion and respect for the resiliency of the human spirit, both within families themselves undergoing poverty-related hardship as well as within New York City’s greater community, grappling with record rates of homelessness. Learn more about the Family Portrait Project Here: art-start.org/family-portrait-project/#.UrTk7GRDtS8
The purpose of Art Start is to nurture the voices, hearts and minds of NYC's marginalized youth through creative arts workshops conducted daily inside homeless shelters and alternative to incarceration programs. This video was produced and directed by Nylon Studios to support Art Start's One Mic music recording program with court-involved youth.