Professional photographers always have stellar portfolios, stocked with amazing photos to showcase and sell. The quality and beauty of their photos can be attributed to years of classes and experience working with their camera, but also an element of natural talent.
Not everyone has access to photos, and years to practice their craft.
That’s why Cafe Art started an initiative that allows homeless to share their experiences through photography.
In July, Cafe art gave out disposable cameras to 100 homeless people in London, as well as a quick basic training class by the Royal Photographic Society.
The homeless were then asked to take the cameras and take photos with the theme, “My London” in mind.
Out of the 100 cameras given, 80 were returned and approximately 2,500 photos were shot. 20 breathtaking photos were then chosen to be showcased in a 2016 calendar. A Kickstarter campaign is now going around to fund this project.
This photo was voted to be used as the cover.
Cafe Art said, “All the money raised goes back into the project,” Cafe Art says, “either to pay for the printing of the photographs and calendar, rewarding the winning photographers, buying art materials for art groups affected by homelessness or helping individuals attend art courses.”