Randy Bacon’s The Road I Call Home photography exhibit opened Sept. 21 at the Springfield Art Museum. Bacon is a contemporary American photographer based in Springfield.
He has an extensive history in portrait, commercial, and documentary photography. At the core of his work is the ability to present emotive visual stories of the people he photographs. Bacon is also the co-founder of the people-empowering story movement, 7 Billion Ones.
Randy Bacon: The Road I Call Home, is a photography exhibition that brings attention and empathy to our community’s homeless population. This exhibit features 45 new large-scale simple, direct, casual studio portraits of homeless individuals living in Springfield from Bacon’s The Road I Call Home series. These portraits emphasize the beauty, identity, and integrity of each person. Each portrait featured in this exhibit is accompanied by a narrative, as told by the subject, sharing their personal story of homelessness.
The goal of this project is to bring awareness to our homeless community and convey one simple message according to the artist: “That we’re all people and every single one of us matters.”
During the run of this exhibit, the Museum will partner with the Community Partnership of the Ozarks and Gathering Friends for the Homeless to serve as a collection site for high need items for the approaching winter months for our community’s homeless population.