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A collection of fascinating photographs that gives the opportunity to see the world through the lens of people affected by homelessness
A collection of fascinating photographs that gives the opportunity to see the world through the lens of people affected by homelessness
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What is Disposable?

Disposable is a year long participatory photography project with people who are living on the streets in London. Working with GLO, a homeless drop-in in the London Borough of Westminster, Disposable has been led throughout by photographer Adele Watts. Through regular workshops the project aims to empower each photographer with a voice to tell their story and share their perspective on life, facilitating access to creative participation. These workshops provide times to learn new skills, make friends, take photos and eventually develop an exciting body of creative work.

Every voice needs a platform to be heard, so we seek to create exhibitions for the work produced, to be introduced to a wider audience. Disposable’s first exhibition, held at GLO’s outreach centre in Soho, was a huge success. You can read some of the feedback below:

Wonderful comments and feedback from DISPOSABLE's debut exhibition in Soho. April 2013
Wonderful comments and feedback from DISPOSABLE's debut exhibition in Soho. April 2013

Why we need you!

Disposable has been invited to exhibit at Four Corners Gallery for two weeks from 29th October - 8th November 2013! We have already received such fantastic support for Disposable throughout it's duration, including extremely generous support from Labyrinth Photographic who  supported this project since its conception. Four Corners are providing this fantastic gallery space, however we need to raise funds for some of the production costs of this exhibition and we are looking to create a 1st Edition book showcasing the amazing work of some of those involved in Disposable, which we aim to launch at this exhibition. 

The photography carries fascinating and insightful perspectives on life in London that challenge our understanding of those affected by homelessness. We would love you to join us in seeing this publication made a reality. 

We are looking to do a print run of 100, 40-page saddle-stitched books to accompany our upcoming exhibition at Four Corners Gallery in east London. The purpose of these books is to bring to light the perspectives of those affected by homelessness as we see their world through a camera lens. Your partnership in this will bring these voices to a wide audience as the books are sold at the exhibition and promoted to further public galleries, bookshops and publishers across the city, supporting the ongoing work of Disposable.

What will the money be used for?

£800 is necessary to cover the production costs of this exhibition including framing, installation, promotional material and to complete this 1st edition of the Disposable book.

The Exhibition 

Four Corners Gallery, Bethnal Green. 29th October – 8th November 2013. Private View: 30th October.

This exhibition, a part of the New Creative Markets 10x10 Exhibition Programme, will also be accompanied by the work of acclaimed photographer Heather McDonough. The exhibition will showcase the work of Bill Wood, R.O.L and Spike Aston, all who have been affected by homelessness and have excelled in their photography at Disposable.

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Photograph by R.O.L. "Follow Your Dreams". 2012
Photograph by R.O.L. "Follow Your Dreams". 2012
Photograph by Spike Aston. 'Artery'. 2012
Photograph by Spike Aston. 'Artery'. 2012
Photograph by Bill Wood. 'Hampstead Heath' 2013
Photograph by Bill Wood. 'Hampstead Heath' 2013

Credits and Thank you

All images copyright The Artist/Disposable

I would like to say a sincere thanks to the following who have supported DISPOSABLE so far: YWAM Leeds, Pick-a-Pocket, John, Cos and Laney at Labyrinth Photographic Printing, Dave Than, Owen Thomas, Carla Harding at Four Corners Film, Tim & Tiffany McDowell, Max Lee, Jacqui Daly, Clare Hewitt, Dan Harris, Bianca Salamon, Dawn Pointing, Matt & Juls Hollidge at Kore, Ruth Fitzharris, Jenna Roberts, The Simon Community, Turn Trust & all my mini-hub friends at Creatives Hub.

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE TO EVERYONE WHO WILL SUPPORT DISPOSABLE IN IT'S NEXT STAGE. WE LOOK FORWARD TO KEEPING YOU UPDATED WITH THE PROJECT'S PROGRESS AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE EXHIBITION IN OCTOBER!

Any additional funds raised over this target amount will go towards helping us to empower more people affected by homelessness with a voice to tell their stories, through offering regular workshops and exhibitions.

To read more about this project and to see further images from these talented photographers please visit our dedicated blog: www.isthisdisposable.tumblr.com

video credits: All photographs courtesy the artist/disposable. music: 'The Darkest Side" by The Middle East

Risks and challenges

We already have all the photographic material ready for exhibition and production of the book has already started.

In case of production or print delays, we will present a draft/mock-up of the book at the exhibition and continue the production of the book for completion.

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    A photograph by R.O.L. 'Follow your Dreams' in colour, (see left). 4x6 inch image on 5x7 inch Fuji Flex paper.

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