Home can be found in a person, or a memory. Scars and skin, pin boards of photographs with frayed edges. Freckled noses, specks of dust in the light, long dark shadows and perspectives. Home can be anything, anywhere.
What does home mean to you?
We’ve teamed up with the beautiful Gallery at Home in Monmouthshire, Wales to create an exhibition of photography called HOME, in support of homelessness charities across the UK. We asked photographers to donate images to raise money for in order to raise funds for Crisis, Shelter Cymru and Toiletries Amnesty, and help more people get the chance to know what home really feels like.
Crisis is the UK charity for homeless people. We are committed to ending homelessness. Every day we see the devastating impact homelessness has on people’s lives. Every year we work side by side with thousands of homeless people, to help them rebuild their lives and leave homelessness behind for good. Through our pioneering research into the causes and consequences of homelessness and the solutions to it, we know what it will take to end it.
Shelter Cymru is the people and homes charity in Wales; we believe that everyone in Wales has the right to a decent, secure home. In the midst of the current housing crisis, we work with people facing the trauma of homelessness by offering free, independent advice and legal support, and we tackle homelessness at its root cause through our campaigning work, bringing about change to housing legislation, policies and practices.
Toiletries Amnesty* works, across the UK and abroad, supporting homeless shelters and hostels, women and children’s refuges, mental health services, food banks, and other organisations to alleviate hygiene poverty.
The exhibition will run from 5th – 19th October 2019
Private View: 2-5pm, Saturday 5th October.
Related events programme to be announced.
*For transparency – Toiletries Amnesty was founded by Shutter Hub Creative Director Karen Harvey. Karen is a volunteer director of Toiletries Amnesty and will not gain financially from this project.