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My Story exhibition by RPS Cafe Art group

Updated: Jan 3, 2023

Installation of the much anticipated second annual My Story exhibition happened in the Brixton Library on Tuesday January 3rd.

Twelve photographers from the RPS Cafe Art Photography Mentoring Group have chosen four photos each for the exhibition which will formally open on Thursday January 5th at 6pm.

After last year's great success, this January Brixton library will again be hosting another My Story exhibition showcasing photographic work by those who have been affected by homelessness.

Twelve participants from the RPS/Cafe Art mentoring group, who meet up several times a month to improve their photographic skills with the help of mentors from the Royal Photographic society, were asked to submit a panel of 4 photographs representing their style of photography.

This has resulted in bodies of work which helps showcase the personalities of the photographers as well as providing a wonderful variety of 48 images in total.

The objective of the RPS/Cafe Art group is to help the well being and confidence of those who have been affected by homelessness through photography and this exhibition plays an important part in enabling this.

The exhibition opens in the Brixton Library on Thursday January 5th, 2023. Please join us at the opening which will be in the evening, 6pm-8pm. The closest tube station is Brixton (Victoria line).

The exhibition will be open all day from Wednesday January 4th. Open during library times. The exhibition closes mon Monday January 30th.

The official poster for the exhibition created by the RPS London volunteers who have organised the exhibition.

David Hicks from the RPS London hangs one of the sets of four photos. All the photographers have lived experience of homelessness.

Photographer Wayne Chin with one of his photos. The group meets on Saturday afternoons and walk around different parts of London every two weeks, with the Saturday in between an online Zoom meeting to discuss the photos taken. In the past few months they have met for twilight photo shoots as well and several of these photos are in the exhibition.

Wayne Chin's set of four photos is called "The way we look at life from down below".

Above: Lui Saatchi's set of four photos is "Variations of the London Eye".

Above: The beautiful rain from the moving train by Goska Calik.

Above: Emane Filali: The changing light

Above: Shapes from Queen Elizabeth Park by Patrizia Rossi.

Peaceful London by Viviane Boulay.

My obsession with spots by Saffron Saidi.

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