Among the World’s Most Dire Places: This California Homeless Camp

By THOMAS FULLER and JOSH HANER . Dec. 17, 2019

The New York Times

This morning, my colleagues Thomas Fuller and Josh Haner published a piece they’ve been working on for months. It’s an expansive, visual portrait of a sprawling homeless encampment in Oakland.

Thomas wrote this dispatch about one of the people he met:

Of the dozens of people we interviewed at an Oakland homeless camp over the three months I spent getting to know its residents, Gilberto Gonzalez Rojas stood out for his sartorial selections.

As we discuss in the article about the camp, which was published today, conditions are tough. Yet every time I saw Mr. Gonzalez, he was wearing a tuxedo or a suit.

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