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A Photographer Accidently Discovered Her Own Father While Capturing Homeless People

Diana Kim inherited the art of photography from her father. In 2003, she began to work on a long-term photography project in which she decided to capture the life of homeless people. After 10 years of continuous working, she made a discovery that left her shocked and turned out to be the biggest reason happiness of her life. She found her father while photographing on the streets of Honolulu.

Kim grew up on the island Maui. She spent very less time with her parents as they split-up after a few years of their wedding. She then started living with her relatives and completely lost touch with her father. Kim tried to find him back, but she must have never expected meeting her father this way. 

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A Photographer Accidently Discovered Her Own Father While Capturing Homeless People

A Photographer Accidently Discovered Her Own Father While Capturing Homeless People

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There were nights when I wouldn't find him, Kim told NBC News. And other days when I least expected it, he would be standing on the corner of a street.

There were nights when I wouldn’t find him, Kim told NBC News. And other days when I least expected it, he would be standing on the corner of a street.

He suffered from severe schizophrenia, and left untreated, he was not always responsive.

 He suffered from severe schizophrenia, and left untreated, he was not always responsive.

There were many instances when it appeared as if he was arguing with someone, but nobody was there.

There were many instances when it appeared as if he was arguing with someone, but nobody was there.

'I had been searching for my father for weeks and finally found him sitting behind a dumpster, tucked under a bush for shade'

'I had been searching for my father for weeks and finally found him sitting behind a dumpster, tucked under a bush for shade'

'Kim used to bring food to her father and tried to convince him to seek treatment, but he wasn't ready for it until he got heart-attack in October 2014.'

'Kim used to bring food to her father and tried to convince him to seek treatment, but he wasn't ready for it until he got heart-attack in October 2014.'

Only after a heart-attack, it was possible to get her father a mental treatment and bring him back in her life.

Only after a heart-attack, it was possible to get her father a mental treatment and bring him back in her life.

'I gave my old camera to my dad, in hopes of sparking his interest in photography and giving him something to look forward to. I want him to stay in this good place.'

'I gave my old camera to my dad, in hopes of sparking his interest in photography and giving him something to look forward to. I want him to stay in this good place.'

'It felt good to see him so healthy, and standing so tall again.'

'It felt good to see him so healthy, and standing so tall again.'

'My dad spends a lot time with friends and is actively looking for a job.'

'My dad spends a lot time with friends and is actively looking for a job.'

'Life itself is a gift. I am so grateful to see him alive and doing better. I appreciate what we have right here, right now.'

'Life itself is a gift. I am so grateful to see him alive and doing better. I appreciate what we have right here, right now.'

Kim told NextShark, 'I have learned to continue embracing personal and spiritual challenges as an opportunity for growth.'

Kim told NextShark, 'I have learned to continue embracing personal and spiritual challenges as an opportunity for growth.'

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