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MyLondon camera handout on 21 June

MYLONDON 100 cameras will be handed out on Thursday 21 June at St Paul's Cathedral, resulting in more than 2,000 photos. 20 will be chosen for the public vote to decide the 2019 MyLondon calendar.

The 2018 MyLondon Photo Project camera handout, for people who are or have been sleeping rough, will happen at St Paul's Cathedral's Crypt is on Thursday 21 June.

Fujifilm UK are again donating the 100 one-time-use cameras. In the weeks leading up to the handout we will be visiting art groups run by homelessness-sector organisation in London to give short training sessions on how to use the camera.

When the photos are developed, participants get a set of their photos in colour and black and white and a certificate.

The exhibition will be in Spitalfields Arts Market from Monday 29 July to Sunday 5 August, ending with an Award Ceremony.Photographs on display will be for sale: photographers earn 50% of the profits from photograph sales and 20 winners share £2,000 in prize money. From October vendors can earn income from selling the calendar in the same market.

Cafe Art's focus is on helping people who have been homeless transition from benefits to earning their own money. Calendar vendors on the New Enterprise Allowance are allowed unlimited earnings and they will make up the main vendors, alongside vendors still sleeping rough who are not on benefits/government assistance.

Recent examples of vendors who have been on the New Enterprise Allowance, or are still on it, include Cafe Art photographer Geraldine Crimmins and artist James Gray.

Please email if you want to pick up a camera. Please read the contest rules to see if you qualify.

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