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Brian Griffin HonFRPS
CREDIT: Brian Griffin HonFRPS

Photography supporting homeless charities

A group of photographers - including many of the Royal Photographic Society's Honorary Fellows - have come together to offer some of their images to collectors to raise money for two of Britain's best known homeless charities.

During the COVID-19 crisis it is easy to acknowledge that working from home and lockdown can and does cause stress and hardship of varying levels. Imagine then what it must mean for those who have no home or those for whom home is an unsafe space.

COVID-19 takes no hostages and right now the charities Crisis and Refuge are working hard to support the people in our society who have no home and who are the victims of domestic abuse, for whom this virus has made their situations so much worse.

Artist Siân Bonnell HonFRPS, artist/printer Charlie Meecham and producer Tracy Marshall - all members of arts collective Trace - have harnessed the energy, generosity and goodwill of their photography friends & colleagues to produce an online art fair offering affordable work by international photographers in aid of the two charities.

The work has been donated by 50 artists - many of whom are Honorary Fellows of the RPS - and include Martin Parr, Helen Sear, Siân Davey, Peter Mitchell, Daniel Meadows, Susan Derges, Jem Southam, Brian Griffin, Jillian Edelstein, Mishka Henner, Tom Hunter, Joy Gregory, Tish Murtha, Clare Strand, Nigel Shafran, Ken Grant and many more. We're showing just three images from Griffin, Bonnell and Gregory here. 

Prints are available to order for a limited period of four weeks until 28 May 2020 via a dedicated website www.traceportfolio.com Each A4 print is being sold for £50 plus postage/packing and proceeds go to the two charities.

Crisis works directly with those experiencing homelessness to provide vital help and support to rebuild lives, and Refuge supports more than 6,000 clients daily, helping them rebuild their lives and overcome many different forms of violence and abuse.

This campaign has been endorsed by both charities.

Above: Brian Griffin HonFRPS

Below: Siân Bonnell HonFRPS / Spring Clean

Bonnell Springclea 4 Sm Copy
CREDIT: Sian Bonnell HonFRPS

Below: Joy Gregory HonFRPS

Joy Gregory Turban Twins Sm Copy
CREDIT: Joy Gregory HonFRPS