Tales from the trenches

Jerry Nelson keeps his camera — and his heart — trained on Asheville. The Vietnam veteran, who's also sounded off via an Xpress commentary, advocates for the homeless while sharing experiences from his own life. To view more of Nelson's work, visit journeyamerica.org. The photos presented here show scenes from the play Always Expect Miracles; locally written and produced, the project features real-life stories of the region's homeless people.

Photos by Jerry Nelson

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