Evarels came across The Tenderloin Project the other day. It’s an interesting project that, well, let me just copy and paste what they have on their about page:

The Tenderloin Project is an ongoing artistic endeavor focused on one of San Francisco’s most marginalized neighborhoods, The Tenderloin. Utilizing the interactive mediums of photography and film, we aim to capture a compelling and honest portrait of this diverse community.

With living exhibitions that will travel through San Francisco, Atlanta, Los Angeles and New York the project will be showcased in a variety of outlets, creating access for a range of viewers to see these intimate, yet objective images, and to understand what life is like in the Tenderloin.

The project will culminate in publishing the images in book form, with proceeds from the sales being donated to organizations that promote and give access to art in the Tenderloin. This, we feel, will allow our project to live on for years and generations to come in the form of art within the community.

Seems cool and I wish them the best of luck with it all, although given the hyper-digital life of folks in the Bay Area, I might recommend skipping the whole book printing process as I’ve done it and the returns are slim. Electronic publishing is kinda the way of the future.

Tenderloin Project