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Homeless create beautiful images with disposable cameras

Homeless create beautiful images with disposable cameras

Press Releases   •   Aug 16, 2018 08:32 BST

Two hundred single use cameras were given to people who are homeless, or have recently been homeless in London and Brighton in June. The results are two beautiful calendars which will be sold by the photographers.

Homeless given 100 cameras to  capture London - these are the results

Homeless given 100 cameras to capture London - these are the results

Press Releases   •   Jul 25, 2018 14:21 BST

The photographers in the MyLondon Photo Project exhibition have all experienced homelessness. The goal of the project was to focus on what they love about London. The exhibition opens in Spitalfields Arts Market, Brushfield Street, on Monday 30 July and is up for 7 days and every photo is for sale, earning money for rough sleepers, sofa surfers and other people who have experienced homelessness.

100 cameras for Homeless to photograph London

100 cameras for Homeless to photograph London

Press Releases   •   Jun 21, 2018 09:00 BST

One hundred people affected by homelessness will capture London over five days from today when they are given a disposable camera at St Paul's Cathedral.

Brighton & Hove the focus of homeless project

Brighton & Hove the focus of homeless project

Press Releases   •   May 25, 2018 12:02 BST

Disposable cameras will be given to 100 with a lived experience of homelessness in the MyBrighton & Hove Photo Project at One Church, Brighton on Friday 29 June. Supported by Fujifilm UK and The Royal Photographic Society, the project will result in an exhibition and a calendar. It is run locally by volunteers and social enterprise Cafe Art, and is based on the successful MyLondon project.

Homeless given arts market for World Homeless Day

Homeless given arts market for World Homeless Day

Press Releases   •   Oct 06, 2017 09:57 BST

Spitalfields Arts Market will be run by Londoners affected by homelessness for seven days from Monday. The market will be filled with paintings and photographs from dozens of artists who are homeless or have recently been homeless. The project is run by homeless enterprise Café Art who will also be launching the 2018 MyLondon calendar in the market at lunchtime on Tuesday, World Homeless Day.

Beautiful London as seen by homeless

Press Releases   •   Sep 11, 2017 11:02 BST

Every year Cafe Art, a small social enterprise in East London, holds a contest with disposable cameras. The goal is to empower people affected by homelessness - to give them skills, confidence and eventually to earn some money by selling the photos and the annual MyLondon calendar. 100 Fujifilm disposable cameras were given out at St Paul's Cathedral, and the images are ready now.

Cafe to employ homeless people

Press Releases   •   Jul 04, 2017 09:37 BST

Cafe Art is supporting a new venture in Turnpike Lane, north London which will employ people affected by homelessness. Run by Shine Enterprise Centre, the public are being asked to support the cafe by pledging money in a crowdfunding campaign at www.spacehive.com/shine-cafe. They hope to raise £30,000 to set up the cafe.

100 homeless people to photograph London

100 homeless people to photograph London

Press Releases   •   Jun 29, 2017 10:15 BST

100 disposable cameras will be given to homeless people at St Paul's Cathedral on Friday 30 June. The MyLondon photography project runs over five days, is to empower people affected by homelessness and results in an exhibition and calendar. Run by Cafe Art and The Royal Photographic Society, it has inspired similar projects in Budapest, Sydney, New Orleans, Sao Paulo and Toronto.

MyLondon homeless project goes global on World Homeless Day

Press Releases   •   Oct 08, 2016 14:27 BST

Simultaneous photography exhibitions by people affected by homelessness are being held in London, Sydney, New Orleans and Budapest on World Homeless Day - Monday 10 October. London launch the MyLondon 2017 calendar at Spitalfields Arts Market at 1pm on Monday. In the evening they will connect with the Budapest project by Skype, where they are launching the MyBudapest 2017 calendar.

Homeless group takes over market on World Homeless Day

Homeless group takes over market on World Homeless Day

Press Releases   •   Oct 02, 2016 17:27 BST

Not only is Spitalfields Arts Market filled with homeless people's art from Monday morning, World Homeless Day, but they're launching the MyLondon calendar to celebrate London. MyLondon will be launched at 1pm in the middle of the market. Produced with 99 single-use cameras, the calendar is a love letter in photos to the city. Everyone involved is affected by homelessness.

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.

​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.