• New photography show explores the reach of homelessness in London.
• Musician Fyfe Dangerfield lends support
On Sunday 24th November, a new photography exhibition will open downstairs at Mother featuring a series of portrait photographs of residents at Shelter from the Storm, a night shelter in North London. The photographs will shock many viewers, as they are the antithesis of the gritty images of rough sleepers with which we are bombarded in the run up to Christmas. They show a diverse group of people, many of them young, bright and beautiful, exploring the reach of the problem in the capital. Many of them have jobs, or are desperately seeking work, and simply cannot afford the capitals rising rent prices.
The photographs are the work of local photographer, Rosie Holtom, who has volunteered at Shelter from the Storm for 4 years. "Working at the shelter completely shattered my preconceptions of homelessness. I have met some fascinating people from all kinds of backgrounds, with incredible life stories. I wanted to take simple portraits that showed these proud, brave people for what they are without focussing on their homelessness."
The opening event, on Thursday 28th November, will feature an intimate music set from singer-songwriter Fyfe Dangerfield and will raise money for the shelter, as well as giving information about the valuable work they do.
The photographs will be on show Downstairs at Mother from 24th Nov to 3rd December 2013. All proceeds from the opening evening will go to Shelter from the Storm.
For further information please contact Clare Whitehead at Clarewhitehead88@hotmail.com
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