Fine in Fine jacket. Collectible. Folio-over 12"-15" tall. Pictorial boards, 1 vol. (unpaged), chiefly illus.; 34 cm. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Stated "First edition." Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. "For five years, photographer Salvo Galano visited a park near the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen in New York. There, tens of thousands of homeless men, women, and children have gathered daily for food, friendship, and guidance since its inception in 1982. Galano set up a makeshift studio with a simple burlap backdrop and photographed the fascinating characters he encountered, documenting their stories of love, loss, and survival. Sidewalk Stories, Galano's moving testimony to the power of the human spirit, showcases some of New York City's most remarkable individuals--the homeless--and their integrity and courage despite the stigma of homelessness. Accompanied by mind-boggling, up-to-the-minute statistics on this dire situation, Sidewalk Stories illustrates that homelessness could happen to any of us: Naval Academy cadets, policemen, performers, inventors, grandmothers, families, and the disabled. But as Galano writes, "Homeless does not necessarily mean hopeless. '"-Publisher.