A UK-based initiative Cafe Art is raising funds on Kickstarter to promote art and spread awareness about the homeless people in London. The social enterprise shelled out 100 disposable cameras to homeless people in July, and received stunning photographs in return. Out of 2,500 entries that were received, 12 were short-listed, and now Cafe Art looks to make a 2016 calendar out of the photos to raise funds for the homeless people through technology and art. Also Read - Xiaomi WalkingPad Mini Smart Treadmill to be available via Kickstarter at $499
Co-founder Paul Ryan says that the company looks to provide basic needs to homeless artists and let them express themselves freely. One of the participant in the 2015 calendar said that this annual calendar initiative boosts self-esteem and helps homeless people recoup. Also Read - Lucis Lamp: This wireless lamp is cool and disconnected
Ryan says that the calendar is a yearly affair, and it shows a side of London that people might have never seen. He said that they do not receive any government funds or support, and hence have taken to Kickstarter to raise money. Also Read - Mi Fan Festival: Xiaomi to bring 'crowdfunding' platform to India
Cafe Art is looking to raise £4,500 to make the next year’s calendar, and is giving a 10 percent discount to early backers. It has so far managed to raise £2,189 in six days from 83 backers.
Here are the 12 photos that made the cut and will feature in the calendar: