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

Press release   •   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.

The Society has the Gallery for six months and will be offering the space to photography students and Society Honorary Fellows in a series of unique collaborations from May.

The three exhibitions come from:

  • 4-10 April. Café Art a community interest company which works with London’s homeless who use photography to produce an annual fundraising calendar. The exhibition will show images taken between 2013-15. The Media are invited to attend a media press call at 12 noon on Wednesday 6 April in the Magic Gallery. 
  • 11-19 April. David Tovey. Pulling the positive from the negative. Tovey experienced a period of homelessness and used photography to portray his experiences and emotions.
  • 20-29 April. Nigel Tooby FRPS. Eye Spy. Tooby’s work tackles rough sleeping head-on integrating photography with street objects.

The Magic gallery is open from 11am-6pm Monday to Saturday, in Charing Cross Underground Arcade, London. Access is directly from the underground station or from The Strand.

Notes for editors

For media enquiries and images: Dee Robinson. T: 07703 310445 e:

April 4th - 10th Cafe Art. My London: Cafe Art 2013 - 2015 Retrospective

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 the annual MY LONDON photography contest with disposable FujiFilm cameras. 

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