Rex Hohlbein left a successful career as an architect to educate King County’s residents on the struggles of the region’s homeless population. With camera in hand, he meets people living on the streets and asks their permission to take their portrait and tell their story, which he posts on the Facebook page Homeless in Seattle, a project of Facing Homelessness, the organization he founded in 2013. The men, women, and children in the following images are just a fraction of the lives Hohlbein has captured and in many cases changed, thanks to community support (often in the form of donations to individual photo subjects). Some are now in stable or temporary housing. Some died before finding a permanent place to live. All their stories are impossible to ignore. —James Ross Gardner

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