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East London highlighted by homeless in photo project

Press Release   •   Sep 27, 2017 10:30 BST

An exhibition of 14 stunning shots of East London by a group of Cafe Art MyLondon photographers who have experienced homelessness is due to open in Qbic hotel on Monday 2 October.

Qbic Hotel partnered with Cafe Art and The Royal Photographic Society (The RPS) to take photos of East London. 

Paul Ryan from Cafe Art says Qbic approached Cafe Art wanting to give the MyLondon photography group a new challenge - to take photos of interesting parts of east London near Qbic. "They wanted to add a more personal and interesting piece of work created by local artists of the area." 

Rebecca Waters from Qbic said they thought of our MyLondon photography project. "After a meeting we decided to give the challenge to the photography mentoring group. It was a perfect challenge - it was a real job for them. Our goal is to empower people and this has more than achieved that goal."

Neil Cordell from The RPS says that the Society has been helping the MyLondon calendar project for several years and this type of extra project was perfect to improve their photography skills.

The 14 East London photos will be hanging in Qbic Hotel cafe from Monday 2 October. The annual MyLondon exhibition will be also hanging in the hotel on their gallery staircase from that date.

Contact 

Paul Ryan, Cafe Art: 07517 141948 (please let Paul know if you would like to interview a photographer)

Neil Cordell, The RPS: 07775 637601

Rebecca Waters, Qbic Hotels: 07717 504712

CAFÉ ART connects people affected by homelessness with the wider community through art. We hang artwork created in art groups run by homelessness sector organisations and hang it in independent cafes in London. We also run photography contests with disposable FujiFilm cameras and run a mentoring programme with digital cameras for people affected by homelessness.

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