Epiphany in Kurilovka, Ukraine.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Drug addiction and homelessness are somewhat interrelated. People start drug, lose everything but drug and the become homeless. Or, after becoming homeless, they start taking drug to survive on the street. I photographed a group of homeless people living in the sewer and in the basement of an apartment. They live on selling empty bottles and junks or stealing. They inject or swallow many pain killers at once as a substitute for opium. It has serious physical and mental side effects.