Photographer Finds Estranged Father While Documenting Homelessness

Diana Kim screenshot NBC NewsA photographer documenting Hawaii’s homeless stumbled upon someone she never expected to see among them — her dad. Diana Kim’s father had owned a photography studio when she was a little girl, and she grew up with a deep interest in the art form. Her parents separated when she was five and her father grew more distant until she lost touch with him completely. Then one day in 2012, while documenting Honolulu’s homeless, she spotted her father among the people she was photographing. It took more than a year for Diana to break through but she was finally able to enroll him in mental health care, getting him the help she needed.

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