Midlander Conrad Coleman spent a year and a half documenting Midland’s homeless population in what began as a project for a photography class he was taking at Midland College. His photograph now titled “Life on the Streets: Homeless in Midland, Texas” is on display at the Sibley Nature Center, where he is also a member of the Sibley Camera Club.
Coleman said he was inspired by his wife, Martie, who volunteers with Breaking Bread Kitchen, The Field’s Edge and Midland Soup Kitchen Ministry. He said she would come home with stories about Midland’s homeless population. He had to choose a subject of photography that he would have access to, so he then asked his wife if he would go with her on the Breaking Bread Kitchen truck when she volunteered. After getting out of the truck several times, he decided to start documenting the experience.