Monica Gupta lives in Toronto near Christie Pits park. She works in social services and has worked with homeless people for over 15 years. This photo essay combines her love of photography with her interest in homelessness in Toronto.
I usually walk into a park and have my camera right in front around my neck (like a tourist). I walk up to people and introduce myself and ask if I could take their picture and ask a few questions. Surprisingly, I've only had a handful of people say no. Most people want to talk with me and tell me their stories. I feel really priveliged to have met many of them. They really are some of the most interesting people I have ever met.