Local photographer uses her camera to shine a light on the homeless in Johnson County

Olathe photographer Sharon Rodriguez, 70, focuses her camera on the homeless in Johnson County, the most affluent county in Kansas. Rodriguez, a mom, grandmother and a great-grandmother, is a former IT worker who has found her passion as an artist photographing the homeless and bringing awareness to those who struggle to get by. Her black and white photographs coupled with short, hand-written stories, are on display at the Johnson County Library’s Lackman branch, 15345 W. 87th St. Parkway in Lenexa. The exhibit, "Shining the light on the homeless of Johnson County," is part of “Bear Witness,” exhibitions across several branches that explores art as activism. The photographs are on display through Dec. 23, 2016.
Tammy Ljungblad The Kansas City Star

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