Moving portraits of the homeless and their pets: Norah Levine has met many people who have a deep connection to their animals. But once she began photographing the homeless and their pets, she realized how much of a lifeline animals can truly be.

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When Norah moved to Austin, Texas, she connected with Animal Trustees of Austin, an organization that provides treatment and resources for animals in the community, regardless of their owner’s income. “When I found out about that program, I was really inspired to connect with some people that used the services, and the project started there,” Norah says.

Norah created the photo series, called “Lifelines,” to honor the bond between members of the homeless community and their pets, and to illustrate that the connection between human and animal is a relationship universally understood.

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  1. gavinkennedy1 5 months ago | reply

    Amazing ! Love animals ... I hope I can aspire to be as good a photographer as yourself one day.... Very moving... Thanks for sharing

  2. GardenFan 5 months ago | reply

    Excellent work!

  3. proeman2002 5 months ago | reply

    Homeless dressed alike? I don't believe it.

  4. liagt 5 months ago | reply

    Cute dogs

  5. danistrand 5 months ago | reply

    Love it God Bless

  6. chuckmcallistersr. 5 months ago | reply

    Nice natural pic!!

  7. kale8024 5 months ago | reply

    Amazing pic

  8. shari pj. 5 months ago | reply

    I love it beautiful scene take care and God bless you

  9. parrish.christina 4 months ago | reply

    may god bless them in every way.

  10. jennifer_becca 4 months ago | reply

    beautiful, just goes to show, never judge a book by it's cover!

  11. helenoftheways 4 months ago | reply

    Wonderful vid, congrats.

  12. Noelene D 4 months ago | reply

    God bless you,Norah.This vid is so inspiring.Love from Australia xxxxxxxxxx

  13. carlgroover 3 months ago | reply

    Great video, really think this video could do a lot to create a better image of the homeless and encourage more help for them.

  14. THE GREATEST GIFT U CAN GIVE IS LOVE 2 months ago | reply

    Excellent video!
    click here to see this bird do amazing trick

  15. Debra Daniel Art 9 days ago | reply

    What you do, it really has meaning. I salute you! Beautiful work you are doing..Beautiful pets, beautiful people, beautiful you!

  16. Fenwickfield 8 days ago | reply

    Stunning yet sad nobody should have to live like this if only our governments cared for more than themselves

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