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Susan Madden Lankford, Author & Photojournalist, Hosts Food Drive

Book cover for "downTown U.S.A.: A Personal Journey with the Homeless" by Susan Madden Lankford. Publisher: Humane Exposures Publishing, LLC

Above: Book cover for "downTown U.S.A.: A Personal Journey with the Homeless" by Susan Madden Lankford. Publisher: Humane Exposures Publishing, LLC

Third Wednesday Series - Friends of the Encinitas Library presents Susan Lankford on September 15, at 6:30 p.m. to host a food drive.

On Sept. 15, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the Friends of Encinitas Library will be collecting non-perishable food for the Encinitas Community Resource Center’s Food Program. Please bring your donations and join us!

In the early 1990s, Susan Lankford rented an old San Diego jail for commercial photography. The homeless in the area, curious about the woman and her work, frequently watched from the sidelines. Before long they began to befriend her, to trust her intentions, and to tell her about their world.

The result is "downTown U.S.A.", the second in a trilogy of books on crucial social issues published by Humane Exposures Publishing. Lankford's penetrating photographs, rich personal narrative, and candid interviews are supplemented by contributions from the street people themselves, creating a compelling portrait of a population at risk. Susan will be exhibiting photography from both of books - "downTown U.S.A." and "Maggots in My Sweet Potatoes: Women Doing Time."

This is event is free to the public.

The Encinitas Library Community Room is located at 540 Cornish Dr. in Encinitas. Google Map

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