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Photography, homelessness

and charitable status too

We will all be aware of the issue of homelessness within our communities. I have seen a couple of  examples recently where photography can make a difference.

The first was at the Society Awards ceremony this year. In addition to the great and good at the event there was a small stand from  Cafe art, one of our partners for the occasion. Their mission is to empower the homeless through their art, photography and entrepreneurship. I came away with a couple of their 2020 calendars as gifts and a respect for their mission.

The second is the work of Venetia Menzies, journalist, photographer and past IPE entrant. Her Night Rider project documents the life and reflections of Sunny, a homeless Nigerian refugee. I found it originally on BBC News and looked up her web site.

Facilitating photography in these settings sits well with our charitable status. Think about supporting work like this in the 2020 Awards nominations. It would also be great to see work like this back in the IPE too.