If you gave a homeless person a camera, what do you think they'd want to capture on film?
Cafe Art, an organization that helps to connect people affected by homelessness with art, holds an annual photography project where it hands out 100 disposable cameras to homeless people living in London. They were then asked to take photos under the theme "My London."
Cafe Art hopes to empower the homeless through art, photography and connecting with the public. It wants them to have the opportunity to tell their stories through art.
Eighty of the 100 cameras were returned. Cafe Art wants to use 13 of the photos for a calendar, so it had a panel of judges look at the 2,500 photos it received. The organization has set up a Kickstarter to help raise money for the calendar.
Here are the winning photos:
1. “West End Bird, Westminster” by Zin
2. “Colour Festival, Olympic Park” by Goska Calik
3. “Telephone Row, Lincoln’s Inn” by XO
4. “Everything I Own or Bags of Life, Strand” by David Tovey
5. “Shadow of Self, Hyde Park” by Goska Calik
6. Photo by ROL
7. “Left Boot, East London” by Ellen Rostant
8. “Nature’s Tunnel or Light and the End, Stratford” by Ellen Rostant
9. “Tower Bridge PICNIC, Southwark” by Cecie
10. “Tyre Break, Hackney” by Desmond Henry
11. “The Artist, Whitechapel” by Michael Crosswaite
12. “Royal Geese Sunset, Kensington Gardens” by Maciek Walorski
13. “Past & Present, City of London” by Ioanna Zagkana
Check out the Kickstarter below:
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