BY: KASSANDRA DZIKEWICZ
This past July a project by Café Art supplied the homeless people of London with disposable cameras and the opportunity to show people the city through their eyes. One hundred disposable cameras were given to the cause, resulting in a variety of stunning images and perspectives.
The project was initiated by Café Art, an organization in London, England that believes in the power of expression through art.
The project is one of the many ways Café Art helps the homeless.
By: David Tovey
Café Art holds art workshops for the homeless and displays their work in cafés throughout the city where it is admired and purchased by customers.
The profits from the art goes directly back to the artists, providing them with a source of income, and reassuring them that their work is meaningful.
By: Ellen Rostant
The concept is a clever way to connect people and destroy the barriers between social classes.
The project entitled “My London” shows us how homeless people view the city that they live in.
By: Michael Crosswaite
One hundred disposable cameras were handed out to people on the streets of London.
By: Goska Calik
Over 2,500 photos were developed and after a series of voting, 20 of these images were compiled into a calendar—each month telling a new story.
By: Stephen James
The money from the calendar goes towards art supplies to help keep the concept alive.
By: Amadeus Quadeer
The initiative has not only benefited the homeless by giving them a creative outlet, but has allowed people to see London through a fresh and important perspective.
By: Goska Calik