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London & Brighton Kickstarters start this Wednesday Aug 15!

Posted by on Aug 12, 2018 in News | 0 comments

This year, as well as handing out 100 single use cameras to people in London affected by homelessness, we helped a group of volunteers do the same project in Brighton. The MyBrighton & Hove Kickstarter will run for 30 days, and aim to pay for a large part of the printing of their calendar. It starts 18.00 UK time on Wednesday 15 August. Please support this initiative on day one if you can! The Kickstarter algorithms mean we will be voted a "project we love" if we get to 30% of the £2,500 goal within a few days and that's our goal! The Brighton calendar is beautiful - printed on quality paper and the 13 photos were chosen from thousands taken by the...

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Cafe Art in Spitalfields Week starts soon!

Posted by on Jul 24, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Café Art would like to welcome you to the MyLondon Photo Project exhibition, the public vote (for the 2019 MyLondon calendar) and our artist market week at Spitalfields Art Market from the 30th of July and the 5th of August. It’s an exciting time for us next week! Not only are we hanging a massive 227 photo exhibition from all the participating photographers that took part in the MyLondon project, when 100 one-time-use cameras were handed out for five days, but also giving you all a chance to vote on your favourite images out of the top 20 finalists! You are helping us create the 2019 calendar! We also have been given several artist "pods" at Spitalfields Arts...

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MyLondon exhibition in Spitalfields from 30 July

Posted by on Jul 24, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Photographs and art by people affected by homelessness will fill Spitalfields Arts Market next week for seven days. The annual photography project - MyLondon - where 100 one-time-use Fujifilm cameras were given out in June has produced amazing results. The exhibition will display more than 225 photos from the cameras returned. With a theme of "my London" the participants show their view on what London looks like to them. This is not an exhibition of what homelessness looks like. The photographers, all who have been or still are sleeping rough, are living in hostels or have recently been housed, were asked to take photos of their London. This could include...

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MyToronto film wins Canadian journalism award

Posted by on May 25, 2018 in News | 0 comments

 Anne-Marie Jackson's report on MyToronto's inaugural photo contest, exhibition and calendar project last year has won her the Single Multimedia Award at the News Photographers Association of Canada Awards. The video was taken over several months, from the day the Fujifilm one-time-use cameras were handed out to 90 people affected by homelessness until the day the 2018 MyToronto calendar was launched in October last year. MyToronto is run by the homelessness-sector charity Ve-ahavta who have partnered with Cafe Art and are running the project which is based on MyLondon. (see more videos from Ve-ahavta here) MyLondon is now in its sixth year. Run by Cafe...

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MyLondon camera handout on 21 June

Posted by on May 25, 2018 in News | 0 comments

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...

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Shining a light

Posted by on May 12, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Shining a light

Shine, a new coffee shop run by vulnerable people who have experiences either homelessness or have been in risk of homelessness, opened in Turnpike Lane London yesterday. Dozens of local people and supporters of HAGA, recently merged with Blenheim, which has helped many people with alcohol and drug addictions of the years, were there for the opening. Crowd funder  Shine was funded by the public with a crowdfunder last year. We helped with their crowdfunder run by Spacehive and the Mayor of London. After they were shortlisted to the final 25 projects, they were awarded £9,000 from the Mayor of London's fund and successfully raised £28,861 in...

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