I started photographing the construction at the Transbay Terminal in early 2011 with the demolition of the old terminal. Given that the old terminal was a place where homeless people congregated and slept I wonder now where they all went. To this day there are still some homeless people around the construction site, particularly on Mission but this woman I haven’t seen in awhile now so I often wonder where she went. I do see the city “cleaning” up the area more often now so the remaining homeless will probably be displaced further.
I came across this women in the alley behind Mission Street. Unfortunately I didn’t get her name but she was kind enough to let me take her photograph. I remember asking her how long she’s been around the area and she mentioned “for awhile now”. After I took her photo I gave her a few dollars (which I normally don’t do) and told her to get some food. Her reply back to me was “I may be homeless but I’m not a drug addict”. I left it at that and walked away.
The next day I go back to see if she’s still there and this is all that was left behind……look for more Transbay Terminal photos in the future.