- Stories of the Streets is a new and unique photography initiative which conveys images of homelessness from the perspective of those experiencing it first-hand.
- A selection of the best photos feature in a new 2018 calendar, which is available to purchase at the exhibition and online, retailing at £10.
- Proceeds will be put towards essential winter items to help the homeless, and re-invested back into the social enterprise to help more people and deliver additional exhibitions across the UK to continue change perceptions of homelessness.
Following the successful launch of the Stories of the Streets photography exhibition, which showcases images of homelessness from the perspective of those experiencing it first-hand, the students are launching a 2018 calendar to support Nottingham’s homeless community. The calendar will retail at £10 and is available to purchase at the exhibition in the intu Broadmarsh Shopping Centre, and online at https://peopleofthestreets.co.uk
With the support of local homeless centres Emmanuel House and Canaan Trust, volunteers from the homeless community were provided with a personal disposable camera, enabling them to share their stories with others. Proceeds from the calendars will be re-invested back into the social enterprise to help support more homeless people this winter in addition to help with further exhibitions across the UK.
Denis Tulley, CEO of Emmanuel House, says: “Clearly the exhibition is evocative and power in the images it portrays. You can see this not just in the comments people have written in response to what they have seen. This is an important project which contributes to overcoming the stigma and restoring the humanity we don’t often see because someone is homeless. The exhibition challenges us to ‘think again.’”
Managing Director, Charles Kerr says: “Lots of people have come into the exhibition to look at the photos, give donations, educate themselves and share their thoughts about homelessness in our city. This calendar will give people yet another opportunity to show their support and enjoy the beauty of these images.”
Alex Greenhalgh, Operations Director adds: “The exhibition runs until Christmas, and the response from local people has been amazing. However, homelessness is an issue all year round. We hope the calendar will keep people engaged well beyond the physical exhibition itself.”
Stories of the Streets is organised by People of the Streets CIC, a student-led initiative organised by University of Nottingham students Charles Kerr, Qas Hussain and Alex Greenhalgh, with support from Boots and SIG. People of the Streets is based in Nottingham and distributes products to cities across the UK.
For further information, please contact:
Charles Kerr 07954 274750 [email protected]
Alex Greenhalgh 07598 257872 [email protected]
Hayley Sleigh 07419 311747 [email protected]
Notes for editors:
About Stories of the Streets:
Stories of the Streets is a collaborative photographic exhibition, organised by People of the Streets CIC, that will run for five weeks in Nottingham city centre. Stories will convey images of homelessness from the perspective of those experiencing it first-hand. We are asking people from our partner organisations who’ve experienced homelessness to take photographs. The photographs and unique stories behind the photographer will be shown and will also be available for visitors to the exhibition to purchase, with the proceeds divided between the social enterprise to reinvest and the individuals through a pay-it-forward scheme.
About People of the Streets CIC:
People of the Streets is a not-for-profit social enterprise which aims to tackle homelessness by offering a range of different product packs which are then distributed to homeless shelters across the UK and onto the homeless, to directly benefit their lives.
Press release distributed by Pressat on behalf of People of the Streets, on Tuesday 5 December, 2017. For more information subscribe and follow http://www.pressat.co.uk/