About this project
InFocus Social Project
The project consists of distributing 45 disposable cameras to people affected by homelessness.
After allowing the participants 5 days to photograph Ottawa from their perspective, the InFocus team will collect and develop the film.
Once developed, the images will be organized into a photo book which will include the photographers comments and written insights.
A Gala will be hosted to display the prints and recognize the photographers for their work and participation.
The Funds raised from the event and sales of the photo book will be donated to support those affected by homelessness in Ottawa.
These funds will be a valuable contribution to this sector, but the focus of this project is the creative process itself. Providing this demographic an opportunity to express creative freedom, explore artistically and find their voice among the Ottawa community.
Art is transformative for the creator, and also for the people whom observe it. For In focus, Art is the catalyst to break down barriers between citizens in the Ottawa community, form a dialogue, and raise awareness for needs of our homeless population.
Risks and challenges
We faced a risk of not receiving some cameras back, however, after taking our time to connect and build trust with each individual the majority of cameras have returned. Creating the bond with each person has added a positive element to the project that we didn't initially anticipate.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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