Beyond Bootstrap Economics

“Beyond Bootstrap Economics” is an immersive photography exhibit accompanied by local stories that explore how housing instability and homelessness affect our neighbors everyday. The photos in this exhibit represent contrasting images of the same idea. Look at the images, listen to the stories and imagine what life would look like if you lost your housing.

Listen to the stories as you view the gallery.

The photos on the left represent the ways housing stability provide daily benefits we often take for granted. 

The photos on the right represent the ways housing instability and homelessness make daily life that much harder. 

Dinner

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Dinner

Refrigerator

Fridge
Cooler

Bathroom

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Shower

Family Room

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Affordable Housing

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Affordable Nutrition 

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Weld Food Bank 2

2nd Hand Shopping 

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Privacy

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Transportation 

Car
Walking

Surprise 

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Bed 

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Storage

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Bootstrap Economics

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Bare Feet

It is ok to ask someone to pull themselves up by their bootstraps, 

but we must remember that not everyone has boots.

Take 5 minutes to evaluate these photo and learn about things you can do to make a difference!