VIADUCT presents photographs by Mark Kiryluk of Denver’s homeless community in the 1970s and early 1980s. These compassionate photos show the men Kiryluk met and the places they lived – primarily under the viaducts at 11th Avenue and Speer Boulevard and at 15th and 16th Streets, areas which would later be torn down during the city’s revitalization projects. VIADUCT shows Denver, its streets, and how its people experienced homelessness at a time of both economic upheaval and urban renewal. Mark Kiryluk is an award-winning photographer and photojournalist based in Denver. The exhibit his dedicated to the memory of his son, Christopher Mark Kiryluk (1981-2015).

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