Hope is something that doesn't exist for many of the homeless children in Nashville, but one hopeful woman, and a unique national program, is trying to change that.
Linda Solomon is a well-known celebrity photographer, but on this day in Nashville, the camera wouldn't be in her hands.
She's handing them out for free to the kids as part of her program Pictures of Hope, where homeless children, for a rare moment, get to be in charge.
Their assignment is go take a picture of their dreams.
Eight-year-old Damion Massey has a list of dreams.
"Have my own house, meet Beyonce, go to New Mexico, Alaska," Damion said.
Solomon sees those dreams when the photos start to come in.
"There are so many that have touched me. I mean, a child only hoping for his own bed, he photographed a little bed. Another child who said, 'I hope to be nicer than the people who look down upon me,' and photographed the word 'Believe,'" Solomon said.
Just a block from his current home at the Nashville Rescue Mission, Damion found his dream photo, a dream house.
"I like the drapes," he said.
Reality says this whole project might just be a dream, but the hope here is to inspire hope in a life that can at times be hopeless.
"Changing a life. It's one life at a time, that's all that matters," Solomon said.
If you'd like to see the photos the children have taken with their cameras, you have a great opportunity. The Meet the Young Artist reception is open to the public, set for 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, at Tom Bannen Chevrolet in Nashville.
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