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London Region Support to Community Groups

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Community activities supported by London Region

Support to Cafe Art

As part of the educational charitable work in which the RPS is engaged, Members from London Region support the photographic activities of Cafe Art, a social enterprise company which helps people who are homeless or affected by the effects of homelessness through art and photography.  CafeArt produces and sells a calendar of images taken by people who are or have been homeless which is sold by the photographers who receive “commission” with the balance of income supporting CafeArt’s activities.

London Region Involvement

In 2018, we started a structured photography mentoring group for photographers who have participated in the calendar project.  It meets typically twice a month with field trips around London followed a week later by online feedback and learning sessions. Members of the group participate in an annual exhibition (2023: Brixton Library; 2024: Putney Library) to showcase their work.

IN 2016, we started supporting the "My London" Calendar Project.  CafeArt gives up to 100 single-use film cameras to people who are or have been homeless and they have one week to take 26 pictures of their London.  We help with the shortlisting of images to select the 25 which go to the public vote to choose the thirteen which appear in the calendar.  At the time of calendar launch, we assist with a small exhibition and “awards ceremony.”

There are opportunities for Members to help with the mentoring programme and also help with the annual camera handout.


 

KICK-IT-OUT

We also support a small independent charity called KICK-IT-OUT, by providing volunteer photographers at their events. KICK-IT-OUT enables, facilitates and works with the football authorities, professional clubs, fans and communities to tackle all forms of discrimination.   we are always keen to hear from members who would like to join the our pool of photographers.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact Julian Rouse by e-mail here or Judy Hicks by e-mail here

STOP PRESS:

We have completed the selection for our London Region Members' Print Exhibition (LRMPE) 2024.  An exhibtion of mounted prints by 104 London Members plus a rolling digital disply of 2second" images will be shown in teh Espacio Gallery from 20th to 24th March 2024.  Other images from some of London Region's activities will also be on display.  More details here.

All of our regular monthly meetings are being held on the usual dates; N London and Bookworms are hybrid meetings (in-person and online); SW London and SE London are now in-person only.  We have introduced a London Zoom (online only) for those who cannot easily reach the three regular locations. click here for details of all our events.

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