I think the photographer should ask himself..."Am I really concerned over the plight of the homeless, or am I merely trying to massage my own image"? .....It's not difficult to go to some deprived area and come back with "meaningful" pictures of the poor and the dispossesed. What is far more difficult and a true test of talent is to take the kind of street pictures Cartier Bresson was known for...Pictures containing wit and humour, taking the ordinary everyday situation and turning it into something almost poetic. ....If you can do that then you can justifiably call yourself a photographer.