Photography exhibition by young homeless

Homeless photography exhinition at Aria in Islington

Homeless photography exhinition at Aria in Islington - Credit: Marice Cumber

An exhibition of photography made by young people affected by homelessness has opened at Aria in Barnsbury Street, Islington.

Tutored by visual artist Othello De’Souza-Hartley, the homeless group from the YMCA hostel have produced a wide variety of photographs covering themes ranging from personal identity to cutting-edge fashion.

Director Marice Cumber said: “Under the leadership of Othello De’Souza-Hartley, the homeless group have been assisted in developing their photography skills in order to challenge their comfort zones, cross boundaries and meet new people.

She added: “The young, homeless people displaying their work in the exhibition come from difficult backgrounds with fractured education and difficult family backgrounds.

“By learning control and creative expression through photography, they have developed their self-esteem, blossoming into young creatives with a profound, challenging perspective on modern life in London.


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The Accuml8 exhibition started on October 1 and will be on display at the contemporary design store until October 15.

Prints of individual photos will be available to purchase at the exhibition, with proceeds going directly to residents.

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