100 cameras were given away to homeless people in London. The results = amazing.
The best thing about art is that it can spring from the most unexpected places. UK based organization Cafe Art put this theory into practice with their annual photography project. In the project, the organization handed out 100 Fujifilm disposable cameras to the homeless in London. After being trained by the Royal Photographic Society, the participants scattered across the city, taking photos that captured the theme, “My London.”
In the end, 80 of the cameras were returned, giving Cafe Art a total of 2,500 photos to choose from. Judges from Fujifilm, Amateur Photographer, the London Photo Festival, Christie’s, and Homeless Link narrowed down the options to just 20 of the best photos. After viewing the winning entries on Cafe Art’s website, we have to say that they are all exquisite, inspiring and emotional works of art that deserve a permanent spot in a museum.
Here are some of the chosen photos:
Now, Cafe Art would like to take some of the photos and create a 2016 calendar, but they need our help. They’ve launched a Kickstarter with a truly inspiring video all about the magic of photography and the human experience. Here’s what they need:
There are some awesome perks that come with a donation, especially if you live in the London area, including discounts and tickets to the launch event.
These photos provide a new perspective to a much-loved city, and have the added benefit of supporting struggling artists. While Cafe Art has surpassed their goal, they could always use more support!
(All images courtesy of Cafe Art)