Diana Kim grew up on the Island of Maui where her father was a photographer, which is where she first learned her trade. When her parents split, Kim began to live with friends and relatives, and she lost touch with her father who became “absent.” In 2003 Kim began a long-term photo-project about the homeless; in 2012, she made a shocking discovery. Kim found her father among the homeless she was documenting in Honolulu.
In 2012, Kim was shocked to discover her father amongst the homeless she was was photographing
“I had been searching for my father for weeks and finally found him sitting behind a dumpster, tucked under a bush for shade”
“He suffered from severe schizophrenia, and left untreated, he was not always responsive”
“I gave my old camera to my dad, in hopes of sparking his interest in photography and giving him something to look forward to. I want him to stay in this good place”