To take a penetrating look at the needs and challenges of society's disenfranchised-the denizens of our streets, the emotionally and physically incarcerated, children in juvenile hall and in unsettled homes. To encourage public awareness of the causes that underlie the destructive cycles plaguing these populations, including the abuse and neglect that cycle through generations; to underscore that the economic burden on society is lightened when these issues are addressed. To use photography, books, film, education, and advocacy to increase understanding and engender humane response.About Humane Exposures
Founded in 1997 by photojournalist Susan Madden Lankford, HUMANE EXPOSURES pursues its mission through the work of three entities, with intertwining goals.
HUMANE EXPOSURES PUBLISHING
creates compelling books that shine revealing light on homelessness, incarceration, and the legacy of childhood neglect.
HUMANE EXPOSURES FILMS
facilitates the creation and production of dynamic, thought-provoking documentaries on crucial social issues.
is dedicated to jump-starting the futures of young people committed into or affected by the criminal justice system.