Over the past tow years, mentors from the London Region of the Royal Photographic Society in conjunction with Cafe Art have been helping a group of photographers affected by homelessness. Running the group - online during lockdowns and in person at all other times - mentors have been helping participants to improve their photographic skills and confidence during a very difficult period.
This Exhibition - from 5th to 29th January 2022 - showcases work from twelve of the photo
MYPERTH joined MYWORLD Photo Projects this week with the publication of their calendar. The calendar has a limited print run so if anyone is interested in obtaining one, you need to act quickly! Enquire at https://www.homelessinfocus.com.au/connect Michael Allwright, founder of MYSYDNEY and Homelessness in Focus in Sydney said: "We are delighted to announce the 2022 MYPERTH calendar, the latest in the MYWORLD calendar series - empowering people affected by homelessness throug
How well do you know London? Look at the following photos and tell us where they are! If you are with Zendesk you will have already been given an email address to email your answers to. If you are not with Zendesk, just email email@example.com. Question 1.
Which part of London is this Banksy Mural? Question 2.
Abbey Road is famous for which pop band? Question 3.
Where is this branch of All saints? Question 4.
Can you identify this bridge? Question 5.
Can you name the b
The Big Issue wrote a really nice article about MYLONDON and then tweeted all the photo separately... causing us to smash our online crowdfunder target yesterday! A few weeks ago we also had coverage from The Church Times and today it was the turn of The Metro newspaper!
This year's MyLondon Photo Project award ceremony was our first ceremony in an actual gallery space and was a huge success on Saturday evening. Wayne Chin with his certificate. Wayne had six photos in the top 50 of the MyLondon exhibition. The Covid-19 pandemic had caused us to wait until the last minute until we decided to go ahead with this socially-distanced event. We asked people to wear masks and had the building's windows wide open on the chilly Autumn evening in the Mi
Because of Covid-19 restrictions and a shortage of single-use cameras this year we invited photographers affected by homelessness, including many who have participated in MyLondon before, to upload photos for the contest. Here is a small selection of the photos chosen by the selection panel that are in the MyLondon exhibition. Visit the MyLondon exhibition at the Minet Library, Brixton until the end of October. Soho Square by David Fussell Ducks by David Fussell Southbank by
This year the MyLondon Photo Project exhibition is in the Minet Library, Brixton, London. More than 100 photos taken by people affected by homelessness are in the exhibition in the library which also holds the archives for the London borough of Lambeth. The photos were taken over 18 months by participants in the projects on any digital device they have. In contrast to the usual MyLondon project, which is taken on single-use Fujifilm QuickSnap cameras, this year the project wa
10 photos per participant allowed to be entered into contest MyLondon, the social enterprise project which has helped 100s of photographers and calendar vendors with lived experience of homelessness gain photography skills, gain confidence and earn more than £150,000 for themselves and for homeless charities in the past eight years, is back this year. We are accepting up to 10 digital photographs from participants who have been homeless. Free training in how to capture photos
We were very excited to see so many people during our TfL Rail / Elizabeth line MyLondon promotion on Monday and Tuesday! Thanks to Katrina Treacy and the TfL Rail Ambassadors we were able to hand out hundreds of left over MyLondon and MyWorld calendars. Now normally we sell out every year - but of course this year that wasn't possible for obvious reasons. We printed a small sticker asking people to come back and buy the 2022 calendar in four months and then we handed them ou
We are a step closer to achieving a goal to support the "My" photography projects, with the new MyWorld website now live. We are in the process of registering MyWorld Photo Projects as a charity. Café Art has come a long way - from hanging art in London cafés, to helping many cities set up projects based on MyLondon. Our international homeless art network began in 2013 when we started the This Is Where I Live art exchange network with freshart in New York. We soon added homel
Thank you to everyone who supported the MyLondon and MyWorld calendar campaign! £5,000 paid directly to the photographers and vendors We made it through the year because of your support and we also managed to pay our photographers and sheltering calendar vendors more than £5,000. Normally this would not be a huge amount - but this year we didn't sell outside* so we consider it a fantastic result! * a couple of vendors sold calendars in early December on their own, between loc