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London homeless given 105 cameras: what they captured is amazing

Press releases   •   Aug 11, 2016 10:35 BST

In July this year 105 FujiFilm single-use cameras were handed out, with the theme "My London". Training on how to use the cameras was given by The Royal Photographic Society [The RPS] in June, and again on the day of the handout. The Cafe Art 2017 MyLondon calendar is a social enterprise initiative for London homelessness art groups and individuals who have been affected by homelessness.

MyLondon Homeless Photo Judging

MyLondon Homeless Photo Judging

Blog posts   •   Jul 14, 2016 11:55 BST

Professional photographers and representatives from London's homelessness sector community chose the MyLondon exhibition yesterday in preparation for the annual exhibition and calendar. The social enterprise engaged 105 people affected by homelessness in the first week of July when they picked up disposable cameras and took photos of London over five days.

The RPS to showcase homelessness in a series of pop-up photography exhibitions

The RPS to showcase homelessness in a series of pop-up photography exhibitions

Press releases   •   Apr 05, 2016 11:25 BST

The Royal Photographic Society is showing three photography exhibitions dealing with different aspects of homeless during April. The RPS has secured The Magic Gallery in Charing Cross underground station and is working with different photographers to present their work in an area of London that supports a large homeless population.

​UK based arts & homelessness project to be launched in Brazil

​UK based arts & homelessness project to be launched in Brazil

Press releases   •   Dec 11, 2015 13:58 GMT

​UK based Arts & Homelessness project to be launched in Brazil – Café Art Calendar/ My São Paulo A calendar produced by photographs taken by homeless people in São Paulo, by a UK-based project, will be launched as part of the São Paulo Human Rights Festival tomorrow Saturday 12 December.

Cafe Art's photography project goes global: Brazil's homeless in "My São Paulo"

Cafe Art's photography project goes global: Brazil's homeless in "My São Paulo"

Press releases   •   Nov 26, 2015 12:23 GMT

In early November 100 disposable cameras were given to homeless people in São Paulo, Brazil by London's Cafe Art social enterprise. The project was part of a joint initiative with Streetwise Opera's With One Voice project and Peoples Palace Projects Brazil. Run with the municipal government in São Paulo, the project will produce an exhibition and 2016 calendar.

My London Calendar by Homeless Photographers launches today

My London Calendar by Homeless Photographers launches today

Press releases   •   Oct 12, 2015 09:00 BST

The My London calendar will be launched with huge celebration in Spitalfields market, today, Monday 12 October at 1pm. 100 homeless people photographed London in July: "The results are breathtaking" (BuzzFeed). An exhibition in the market also opens today.

Cafe Art Kickstarter goes viral worldwide

Cafe Art Kickstarter goes viral worldwide

Press releases   •   Sep 03, 2015 10:07 BST

3 September, 2015 - A calendar of photographs taken by London people affected by homelessness in London has ​gone viral in the past week, prompting worldwide interest.

London homeless photo contest at St Paul’s Cathedral

London homeless photo contest at St Paul’s Cathedral

Press releases   •   Jul 01, 2015 12:22 BST

One hundred homeless people will receive cameras in a three-day photography contest at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday 3 July. The theme of the contest is ‘My London’ and is being run by the social enterprise for people affected by homelessness, Cafe Art. Photography training will be given by volunteers from The Royal Photographic Society. FujiFilm is also supporting the project with cameras.