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Vote online for the 2018 MyLondon calendar

Posted by on Jul 30, 2017 in Calendar, Exhibition, News | 15 comments

We have exciting news - for that first time you can vote online for the photos in our 2018 MyLondon calendar! You can have your say here. One hundred one-time-use Fujifilm cameras were handed out to people affected by homelessness at St Paul's Cathedral on 30 June, resulting in more than 2,000 photos. From 2,000 photos submitted from 89 cameras returned, 20 have been chosen for the public vote to decide the 2018 MyLondon calendar. We hope to get thousands of votes from the public in Spitalfields Arts Market from Monday 31 July to Sunday 6 August. London Photo Festival Cafe Art has partnered with London Photo Festival and this allows us to find out what you...

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MyLondon in Spitalfields from Monday 31 July

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 in News | Comments Off on MyLondon in Spitalfields from Monday 31 July

More than 450 images of London as taken by people affected by homelessness feature in the largest MyLondon exhibition yet - 25% more photos than last year - in Spitalfields Arts Market from Monday 31 July to Sunday 6 August. There will be a small opening ceremony with some of the photographers at 1pm on Monday - please join us! The contest photographs were taken with one-time-use Fujifilm disposable cameras over five days in early July. The results are incredible - from haunting scenes by participants who live in the shadows of the Grenfell Tower in Ladbroke Grove, to creative observations by participants on a London we all love. This is their love...

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MyLondon underway!

Posted by on Jul 4, 2017 in News | Comments Off on MyLondon underway!

The 2017 MyLondon Photography Contest is under way, kicking off at St Paul's Cathedral on Friday 30 June. READ: 100 cameras given out at St Paul's The cameras will be returned on Wednesday 5 July at the Cathedral. After processing and printing the judging will happen on Monday 10 July to choose the top 20 winners, and the participants will be able to select five photos each for the exhibition on Tuesday 11 July.

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Can you help us with MyLondon?

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017 in News | 8 comments

Hello, we're looking for people who would like to help us with the annual MyLondon project! The camera handout day is on Friday 30 June. The main details are: Location: The Wren Suite, The Crypt, St Paul's Cathedral (entrance opposite "Paul" Cafe on the north side) Volunteers need to arrive by 11.30am, unless specifically asked to come in early. There are two handout sessions, because the room is not large enough: the first session will start at 12 noon and the second one at 1.30pm. We start by letting people have some Pret a Manger sandwiches and then we quickly do a short session to remind people how to use the one-time-use camera, the goals of the...

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Meet James Gray, Artist In Residence

Posted by on May 18, 2017 in News | 5 comments

Meet James Gray, Artist In Residence

We are really happy to announce that one of our artists - James Gray - has been chosen by Diorama Arts Centre to fill their Artist In Residence spot after the first artist David Tovey completed his term. James is a full-time artist and has come a long way since he was sleeping rough in London in 2010. He discovered painting in an art therapy class in The Passage day centre in 2009. One of the first artists to connect with Cafe Art in 2012, when he had been rehoused in Wytham Hall, supported accommodation in Maida Vale, James is now working as an artist and managing his own flat near Russell Square in London. "I was homeless over a three year period,...

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Smartphones for homeless people?

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Smartphones for homeless people?

Smartphones for homeless people?

There's a new design award and we've been asked to help out with the judging! The Black Sheep Awards are hosted by Carter Wong Design (CWD). CWD are the big-hearted company who has been designing all of the MyLondon and other partner cities (eg Budapest, New Orleans Sydney, Sao Paulo, etc) as well as Cafe Art's logo/branding etc for free! This year's Black Sheep Awards brief was 'How would you change societies perceptions of the homeless owning smartphones?' Not only does the concept needs to be bold with longevity in mind, but the design needs to stop us in our tracks, exceed people's expectations, communicate on a deeper level as well as flexible to...

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