Al Clayton from Still Hungry in America Use as Primary
Al Clayton from Still Hungry in America
Al Clayton from The Bum Raps

Still Hungry In America……..Not If We Can Help It!

Blue Mark Studios

Featuring work by: Al Clayton

Al Clayton and William Hedgepeth collaborated on a photo series in 1986 featuring four residents of Atlanta who were homeless, which they lovingly referred to as The Bum Raps. These stunning photos were not shown anywhere......only to friends and family. However, one photo, taken of a man named Joe, lives on.

This photo has become part of the fabric of Clifton Sanctuary Ministries, a transitional living facility and emergency shelter located in the Lake Claire neighborhood on the east side of Atlanta. Joe, pockets stuffed with who knows what and holding a Chick-Fil-A bag, has become a symbol of Clifton and the successful transformation that has been achieved by thousands of homeless men in Atlanta for nearly 40 years.

William Hedgepeth will share the story of The Bum Raps, the photos that he and Al took that day and what the photos mean to him. Additionally, a full gallery display featuring some of the incredible photos taken by Al Clayton, many of which were published in his book, Still Hungry in America, that was recently re-released by the Southern Foodways Alliance.

Copies of "Still Hungry in America" and some of Al Clayton's most famous prints will be available for purchase - all proceeds benefiting Clifton Sanctuary Ministries and the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

Tickets for the main reception and the VIP meet and greet with William Hedgepeth can be purchased at

Exhibition Oct 06 07:00pm - 10:00pm

Blue Mark Studios

892 Jefferson St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
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