ROL, or Ray of Light, has been homeless for several years. Having grown up in South London, Ray has seen house prices and rent in the city sky rocket and the sense of community diminish.
The photographs used in the collaboration with Hopeful Traders are from a series Ray created for a project with The Serpentine Gallery. Ray used a 1920s, medium format camera to document the effect of gentrification on parts of London where the local community is getting priced out of their own neighbourhoods.
Ray has chosen to support C4WS with the sales of his designs. C4WS is a homeless charity that continue to support Ray and many other homeless individuals in London.
Although still homeless Ray, is an active member of the arts community. He is a three time winner of the Café Art MyLondon photography competition and continues to volunteer for various arts organisations.
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