Share our Passion for Street Photography
Raise Money for WV’s Covid19 Crisis Response
Street photography has brought both Matt and I so many incredible experiences over the years. It has allowed us to explore new locations in so much more depth, lead to so many fascinating conversations with people (often over a shared coffee in their homes) and even allowed us to see familiar locations in a completely new way. We’ve also found it an incredibly therapeutic activity that has had benefits for our mental well-being. Plus as a result you have photos to enjoy and remind you of these experiences (our home is full of them).
Throughout this exhibition, we hope we can rub off some of this passion for exploring places in this way and maybe inspire you to give it a ago. Alongside our stories we are also sharing some of our top street photography tips and key things we’ve learnt along the way.
As we quickly learned in the UK, while we’ve all been impacted by Covid19 in some way, the suffering has not been equally spread. Around the world people in developing countries have been hit especially hard. Without welfare systems like Furloughing and Universal Credit and low income households usually living day to day, the lock-down has pushed many families into extreme poverty and potentially starvation. In India (currently 4th highest number of Covid19 cases in the world) after a lockdown was imposed without warning and the public transport network was shut down many families had to walk hundreds of km back to their villages. Then you have the virus itself which is having a horrific impact when set against weak health care systems.
We want to use this exhibition to help raise awareness and support for some of these most vulnerable communities. We’re raising money through print sales with all profits from this exhibition going to World Vision’s Covid Crisis Response. World Vision is a NGO we worked with in Nepal, photos of which are featured in the exhibition.