My London! 100 cameras to handed out at St Paul’s on Friday

Updated: Aug 14, 2018


One hundred disposable cameras will be given to people affected by homelessness by Cafe Art and The Royal Photographic Society (The RPS) at St Paul's Cathedral on Friday 1 July. The project is a social enterprise to empower people affected by homelessness and results in an exhibition and calendar, which will be sold in markets by the photographers. Who is involved: 100 homeless and recently homeless people from homelessness organisations from all over London. MyLondon is run by Café Art, an independent social enterprise which connects people affected by homelessness to the wider community through art. The project, which attracted international attention to London last year, empowers people affected by homelessness and results in an exhibition and calendar which will be sold in markets by the photographers. To the surprise of judges, the images captured in this annual event which has a theme of ‘My London’ are mostly positive, says Paul Ryan, director of Cafe Art: "People who have experienced homelessness might be expected to just take photos of how tough it is to survive without a roof over your head. What we have found is that the participants really capture the positive parts of the city. Every year the images have been a love letter to London and this year we expect it to be the same."