Invisible: Narratives on Homelessness in Revelstoke, by Melissa Jameson


What does it mean to be homeless in a rural community? While the issue of homelessness in urban centres has captured much attention, we know much less about the conditions and experiences of the rural homeless. Melissa Jameson’s photovoice ethnographic project, situated in Revelstoke, BC, allows us to peek into the homes and shelters of people whose lifestyles are much too often ignored.  The photographic images captured by her study’s participants reveal unique worlds and provide us with vivid understanding.