Episode 11

Gale Filter, Making "Good Trouble"; Using Powerful Photography to Humanize The Homeless

“There is no vaccine for homelessness”

Gale is a street photographer and photojournalist that I met a couple of months ago in a very random way. Gale is telling the story, visually, of homeless men and women living on the streets of Sacramento.

We had a brief conversation that morning after we randomly met at a coffee shop, and from that I learned a little about Gale, his work, his background, and his activism & advocacy. In this episode, we’ll learn much more.

Gale began his photographic storytelling after retiring from a career as an environmental prosecutor and he also served the State of California as an appointed government official.

He is a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law .  

For Gale, photography is a powerful means to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves and a catalyst for altering public perception by evidencing social and environmental conditions. 

 We have a wide-ranging discussion about the environment, economy, Covid-19 and about how homelessness is a result of all of these, and other, factors.

 I think you’ll find Gale as fascinating as I do.

About the Podcast

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A podcast about storytelling, and the stories behind the storytellers.

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Geoff Galat

Geoff has spent his entire career leading go-to-market for major enterprises such as Mercury Interactive, Luminate, Tumbleweed, Tealeaf, IBM, AGT and Clicktale as they transform or adapt to new market trends and opportunities.

In addition to many speaking engagements, Geoff is expert in public and analyst relations, and has been a frequent interview subject on marketing and customer experience topics. Geoff has been a frequent author on customer experience, marketing and business topics, holding ongoing columns at Digital Doughnut and Econsultancy and contributing to Forbes.