Street News. The Soul and Spirit of the Street. August. No. 2
New York: Street News, 1993. Tabloid newspaper, newsprint printed in black-and-white and color.
August 1993 issue of the first homeless newspaper in the US. Founded in 1989 by rock musician Hutchinson Persons to provide employment and income for New York’s homeless workforce, the nonprofit publication at its peak employed 2,000 homeless and jobless people and had a circulation of a quarter of a million. It is also credited for launching the modern street newspaper movement, giving birth to 150 homeless-generated newspapers around the world. This issue's cover story is devoted to American artist Andres Serrano’s 1990 portrait series of homeless people, a subject he would return to with a public exhibit in the New York subways in 2014. The issue also comprises articles on homelessness and mental illness, drug use and prevention, profiles of homeless individuals, a feature on the anniversary of the 1988 Tompkins Square Park riot, book reviews, fiction, and more. Illustrated in color and black-and-white. Some soiling, toning and edgewear to newsprint. Very good. Item #5841