Shutter Hub‘s Camera Amnesty supports the delivery of hands on workshops, exhibitions and print projects, enabling participants to express their ideas and creativity. Building confidence, developing transferable skills, and empowering people to use photography to tell their own stories, creating outcomes that benefit them and the wider community. Originally set up to connect homeless photographers with the equipment they needed, the project has continued to grow into something much bigger, providing a platform, funds and equipment to those who need it, across the world.
The organisation have supported inspirational charities and organisations, including Bright Youth Forum, Crisis, People of the Streets, Red Cross, Shelter, Single Homeless Project, Sirkhane Darkroom, VII Academy, and many others working with those experiencing social injustice, displacement, homelessness and mental health issues.
Image above © Ravza, 7 years old from the Sirkhane Darkroom Project
Check out this online exhibition which features images created by young refugees (aged 7-17) from Iran, Iraq and Syria, who are learning and developing their photographic skills through their participation in the Sirkhane Darkroom project.
Do you have a camera or photography equipment you’d like to donate?
You can send packages to: Shutter Hub Camera Amnesty, ℅ PCM Services Ltd, 1st Floor Office Suite, The Stable Yard, Ryston Hall, Ryston, Downham Market, England, PE38 0AA. (There is no need to register your donation or intention to donate)
Banner Image © Nico Froehlich