This July, Cafe Art, a UK based initiative that allows the homeless to express themselves through art & photography, gave 100 Fujifilm disposable cameras to the homeless in London…
Basic training was provided by the Royal Photographic Society, & then the camera recipients were asked to take photos with the theme “My London.”
Eighty of the one-hundred cameras were returned and around 2,500 photos were developed.
20 photos were chosen by judges from Fujifilm, Amateur Photographer, the London Photo Festival, Christie’s, & Homeless Link.
Presently, there is a Kickstarter campaign to turn some of these photos into a 2016 calendar.
“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.”