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Café Art

Café Art runs the MyLondon Photo Project annually. 100 people who have experienced homelessness are given photography training and asked to take photos of London. Photographers tell their story of homelessness in the calendar. Normally training in selling calendars is given and vendors are able to earn 50% of the sale price if they sell in the market, just like the Big Issue. All profits from our calendar and greeting card sales online go back into the project.
We empower people who have experienced homelessness through art, photography and entrepreneurship.
Meet Paul Ryan

Meet Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan is a co-founder of Café Art, a social enterprise set up to empower people who have experienced homelessness. Paul, a journalist originally from New Zealand, worked with a legal aid organisation in Vancouver, Canada and developed a similar calendar with them over seven years in from 2005-2012. MyLondon began in 2013 with the support of Fujifilm and The Royal Photographic Society. The goal is to create an exhibition and also an annual calendar, telling people's stories. Vulnerable people who need to earn an income can earn money from their own creativity. Other art projects - exhibitions and art rental - have the same goals: entrepreneurship and photography and sales skills for vulnerable people. MyLondon has inspired several other homeless photo projects including many overseas.

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Dogs of the World greeting cards £9.99 GBP
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Portraits greeting cards £9.99 GBP
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2021 MyWorld wall calendar £10.99 GBP
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2021 MyLondon wall calendar £10.99 GBP


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