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Tent City 4 | Kirkland

April 27th, 2010 at Tue, 27th, 2010 at 12:19 pm by Chad Coleman

Tent City 4 moved to a new home at Lake Washington United Methodist Church in Kirkland over the weekend and I was out to see the encampment on Monday. Above, residents repair a fence boundary around the camp. To get the high point of view I used the self-timer on my camera body and exteneded it on top of my monopod at arms length above my head. More images after the jump…

Above, TC4 residents Andy, foreground, and Nate, background, work to secure a tarp cover over a ten from the wind. I covered TC4  previously during their stay on Mercer Island, so was familiar with the workings of the camp. Out of respect to the residents and camp rules I always ask the people for permission to photograph them if a face will be visible. I have gotten a range of responses, but the majority of the residents are welcoming and have shared their stories with me.

Tent City 4 resident Anthony White adjusts the rain cover tarp on his tent ahead of a predicted storm on Monday, April 26, 2010.

The communal kitchen area at Tent City 4 in Kirkland, April 26, 2010.


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