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20 Best Street Photos Shot by London’s Homeless in 2016

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In July 2016, the UK-based initiative Cafe Art handed out 105 Fujifilm disposable cameras to homeless individuals in London. Of the 99 cameras and 5,000+ street photos returned, 20 were chosen by a panel of expert judges.

The project follows an identical project that went viral in 2015, which resulted in a 2016 calendar and £17,500 raised.

For the 2017 MyLondon calendar, recipients of the cameras were again offered photography training by the Royal Photographic Society. Here are the 20 winning photos, selected by representatives from Fujifilm, Amateur Photographer, London Photo Festival, Christie’s, and Homeless Link:

Graffiti Area by Saffron Saidi. This is the cover photo of the MyLondon calendar.
Graffiti Area by Saffron Saidi. This is the cover photo of the MyLondon calendar.
Drivers wanted by Richard Fletcher
Drivers wanted by Richard Fletcher
The Coffee Roaster by Leo Shaul
The Coffee Roaster by Leo Shaul
St Paul's in Reflection by Christopher McTavish
St Paul’s in Reflection by Christopher McTavish
Out of the blue by Beatrice
Out of the blue by Beatrice
What now? by Laz Ozerden
What now? by Laz Ozerden
St Paul's Cathedral by Michelle Goldberg
St Paul’s Cathedral by Michelle Goldberg
London bus with sculpture by Alana del Vale
London bus with sculpture by Alana del Vale
London calling by Hugh Gary
London calling by Hugh Gary
Camden look by Saffron Saidi.
Camden look by Saffron Saidi.
In reflection by Hugh Gary.
In reflection by Hugh Gary.
Tyre pile, north London by Mia Lyons
Tyre pile, north London by Mia Lyons
Watching mannequin by Keith Norris
Watching mannequin by Keith Norris
Underground exit by Jackie Cook
Underground exit by Jackie Cook
Brick Lane Pose by Geraldine Crimmins
Brick Lane Pose by Geraldine Crimmins
Market scene by Goska Calik
Market scene by Goska Calik
Heart bike rack, West End by Ella Sullivan
Heart bike rack, West End by Ella Sullivan
After the Rain by Cilaina
After the Rain by Cilaina
Group stretch by Siliana
Group stretch by Siliana
Nelson's Column by Richard Riley
Nelson’s Column by Richard Riley

13 photos (the cover and 12 months) were voted on in a public exhibition in early August 2016, and will be published in the official MyLondon 2017 calendar. To purchase a copy of the calendar and support the project, visit the Kickstarter campaign and make a pledge.

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