Our third The Big Issue vendor submits London Street Photography images

By john joyce on 8 Mar 2011

Today we bring you images taken by The Big Issue vendor Viv, who has over the last two weeks, as part of a project in conjunction with The Big Issue, been capturing life on London’s streets.  A selection of work  on this ongoing project will eventually be displayed in our London Street Photography exhibition. This picture was taken at Embankment and Viv has added the following extract from her diary regarding help provided to the homeless in this area of London: “…one of the biggest soup runs in London [is located nearby] and they come out once a week and it’s run by […]

The Big Issue vendor Hazel continues to capture street photography in London

By john joyce on 15 Feb 2011

Today we bring you Hazel’s final update following on from her first posting last week of photographs she is taking as part of a project in conjunction with The Big Issue to capture Big Issue vendors own unique view of London’s streets to form part of our exhibition London Street Photography which opens on Friday. Having been briefed to capture life as its happens on the street and avoid posed pictures, Hazel has contributed the following ‘street photographs’ for possible inclusion in the exhibition. This project finishes at the end of March after our fifth volunteer has submitted their images. It is planned that the chosen […]

Our The Big Issue vendors continue to provide unique street photography images

By john joyce on 8 Feb 2011

This weeks post is from Hazel, the second of our The Big Issue vendors, who have voluntered to take pictures representing their view of London streets according to their understanding of the ‘street photography’ criteria of un-posed, spontaneous moments. Here Hazel explains her initial thoughts on the project: “when I was told about this project and then given this camera, I thought, no, I have too much clutter in my mind to define what I see and what I want to say. But then what the heck I opened the shutter and these are some of the pictures I took”. Hazel also provided the captions that accompany these two images. […]

'Street photography' as seen through the camera of The Big Issue vendors in London

By john joyce on 24 Jan 2011

As part of our London Street Photography exhibition opening in February we are working with The Big Issue on a project to capture London streets from a different perspective. As a magazine and movement that was born and lives on the streets, The Big Issue has a unique take on life in the capital. With this in mind, a number of vendors around London have volunteered to take pictures over a two week period representing their view of London’s streets according to the ‘street photography’ criteria of un-posed, spontaneous moments that can sometimes provide a brief encounter or momentary juxtaposition. Vendors will also keep a diary […]