The photos in the MYBRIGHTON & HOVE calendar will be created from a five-day photography contest in early July 2018. One hundred people affected by homelessness will be given single-use cameras. With training and support from volunteer photographers, the contest hopes to produce more than 2,500 images of Brighton and Hove as seen from the perspectives of people affected by homelessness. 

Public choose 2018 calendar photos

An experienced panel of judges including photographers who have experienced homelessness choose an exhibition. From this selection, the public vote for their favourites and this helps us choose the calendar.

Connecting people through photography 

All the winning photographers will be involved in the calendar production, providing stories and photographs as one of the aims of the project is to connect people through the narratives as well as the images. Homelessness can affect many people and everyone has a different story. The goal of this calendar was to increase understanding of the issues surrounding homelessness in a positive way. All the winners in the exhibition will receive prize money. All the prize money comes from income earned from the sale of the calendar.

From October participants in the contest will sell the calendar for £9.99. The sales model is the same as the Big Issue magazine: vendors earn 50% of the sale price. The goal of this project is to empower people to help themselves and gain confidence while earning money for themselves at the same time.

 A MyLondon photographer showing her work at the exhibition in Spitalfields Art Market. 

A MyLondon photographer showing her work at the exhibition in Spitalfields Art Market. 

Our Mission 

Café Art, and MYBRIGHTON & HOVE's mission is to connect people affected by homelessness with the wider community through art. We achieve this by:

Inclusion: Participants are involved in the whole process, from learning photography skills to exhibiting in an exhibition. We encourage people to connect with each other and the wider community.

Empowerment: Self-esteem is one of the main goals of this project. By having their talents recognised, people gain self-confidence and this helps them move on to taking more control of their lives.

Work experience and skills: Selling the MYBRIGHTON & HOVE calendar gives participants skills and work experience.