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Troy | by Thomas Hawk
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Recently I blogged about a new project that I am starting called $2 portraits. The idea is that I will offer $2 to anyone who asks me for money from now on in exchange for their portrait.


I met Troy last night at about 11:45 pm around the Pioneer Square area of Seattle. He was on a corner outside a busy bar asking people for money. Troy told me that he needed some money so that he could get something to drink. He told me that he was homeless and that he really needed a drink.


I told Troy about my $2 Project and he agreed to have his portrait taken.


Troy is originally from Alaska. He has a daughter and one grandson.


Update: Some people have asked me if it would be ok if they start their own version of this project as well. I think that is great and believe that frequently the best projects become collaborative. With that in mind I've created a new $2 Portraits group on Flickr. If you'd to, feel free to join the group and post your own $2 portraits there.

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Taken on July 11, 2008