MinhaSão Paulo 2015 exhibition (and 2016 calendar)

The Miinha Sao Paulo photography contest. Video by People's Palace Projects and Streetwise Opera / With One Voice.

The Miinha Sao Paulo photography contest. Video by People's Palace Projects and Streetwise Opera / With One Voice.

On Tuesday 3 November 100 single-use FujiFilm cameras were given out at two locations in São Paulo to people who are homeless in the city with goals of creating awareness and visibility about homelessness in the city. See video produced by With One Voice of the São Paulo contest in November 2015. The project, based on Cafe Art's MyLondon contest, was organised by the local council (the Prefeitura), and a joint Brazilian-UK initiative With One Voice, as part of an exchange between Brazil and the UK. The pilot was run by Cafe Art's Paul Ryan and Streetwise Opera's With One Voice and The People's Palace Projects with support from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation UK and The British Council. It was paid for by With One Voice. Staff from leading UK homelessness charities – the Booth Centre, ManchesterThe Choir with No Name, Café Art, Cardboard CitizensHomeless Link and Crisis Skylight – as well as a councillor from Manchester City Council and a member of the Manchester homeless community visited São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro homelessness sector charities in November 2015. The top 20 images were chosen by a panel of judges, including a member of The Royal Photographic Society in São Paulo, on Saturday 7 November and this selection was narrowed down to 13 for the calendar on Tuesday 10 November in a meeting of homelessness sector  organisations. The 2016 MinhaSão Paulo calendar, designed by the Cafe Art's London designers Carter Wong Design and printed in Brazil by local printers, was launched during the São Paulo Human Rights Festival on 12 December, 2015. Please email us info@cafeart.org.uk if you would like to buy the calendar as we have a limited number being shipped to London and we will be able to send them on from here.
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