Testimonials

Through gripping and compelling images coated with loving sensitivity, award-winning photojournalist Peggy Peattie, takes readers on a journey to connect with San Diego’s homeless street people. Through her images and their stories, Peattie makes you want to know more along with the awareness of how little separates the haves from the have-nots.”
Akili-Casundria Ramsess
Executive Director
National Press Photographers Association

 

“Peggy Peattie has been a true advocate for San Diego’s homeless neighbors since I met her two decades ago; she captures the true beauty, strength, and vulnerability of those trying to survive the bitter streets.

As a homeless provider in San Diego for over thirty years, it’s remarkable and inspiring to see a journalist truly get in the “trenches,” not only to capture sincere moments of those that are many times forgotten, but to honor and encourage those she encounters.

Peggy’s grit, passion, and eye for seizing unforgettable spilt-second occurrences are unsurpassed. Her talent speaks for itself, but I’m also moved by her unwavering commitment of social justice issues.”
Bob McElroy
CEO and President
Alpha Project for the Homeless

 

 
Tshakalisa came to the U.S. from Zimbabwe to study medicine. He earned a degree in biology and was on his way to a master's in nursing. But his employer couldn't help with renewing his visa, so he had no way to pay tuition, and ended up on San Diego's streets, smoking whatever is available, and happily philosophizing about life.

Tshakalisa came to the U.S. from Zimbabwe to study medicine. He earned a degree in biology and was on his way to a master's in nursing. But his employer couldn't help with renewing his visa, so he had no way to pay tuition, and ended up on San Diego's streets, smoking whatever is available, and happily philosophizing about life.