People who use signs to ask for help (“panhandle”) are a very visible fraction of a city’s underserved or homeless population. Yet, they are rarely heard. The signs they carry are artifacts of this phenomena, but they do not tell the complete story.
The Signs of Humanity Project was a researcher-artist collaboration that explored the interactions between people who are “panhandling” and those who pass by.
"Signs of Humanity,"
Thomas Jefferson University Research Magazine: Vol. 1:
1, Article 36.
Available at: https://jdc.jefferson.edu/researchmagazine/vol1/iss1/36