Homeless People Capture The Streets Of London With 100 Cameras


Initiated by London-based non-profit organization Café Art, 100 disposable cameras were handed out to homeless people back in July. The theme of the project was to capture ‘My London’. The Royal Photographic Society trained people how to use a camera and, in the end, 80 cameras with 2500 photos were returned. From self-portraits to iconic motifs, such as a telephone row or the Tower Bridge, the photographs show life on the streets of London. “Art is seen as a major way for people to recover from the trauma of being homeless”, says Café Art in a statement.

In general, the initiative showcases artworks created by people living on the streets of London. Right now, there’s a Kickstarter campaign to print 12 of the photos as a calendar.

Photo by ROL

Tyre Break, Hackney. Photo by Desmond Henry

Everything I Own or Bags of Life, Strand. Photo by David Tovey

Nature’s Tunnel or Light and the End, Stratford. Photo by Ellen Rostant

Telephone Row, Lincoln’s Inn. Photo by XO

Past & Present, City of London. Photo by Ioanna Zagkana

Colour Festival, Olympic Park. Photo by Goska Calik

Tower Bridge Picnic, Southwark. Photo by Cecie

Royal Geese Sunset, Kensington Gardens. Photo by Maciek Walorski

Left Boot, East London. Photo by Ellen Rostant

West End Bird, Westminster. Photo by Zin Vaitiekunas

The Artist, Whitechapel. Photo by Michael Crosswaite

Shadow of Self, Hyde Park. Photo by Goska Calik

All images © Café Art

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