This week’s gallery is brought to you by the service users of Churches Action for the Homeless (CATH), a local charity in Perth. CATH is a progressive charity which supports the delivery of projects to alleviate homelessness, poor and sub-standard housing and associated problems in Perth & Kinross.
CATH have produced their very own 2017 Calendar, and all the images have been taken by service users using disposable cameras. Throughout the project, they were supported by three Visual Communication students from Perth College, Meghan, William and Callum and their college lecturer Stacey, who presented two workshops covering Composition, Framing and Viewpoints to service users and also designed and created the calendar with them.
The initiative was also supported by four Perth Grammar School girls, Abbie, Anna, Cayla and Sioned who won the Youth Philanthropy Initiative and donated the £3000 they won to the CATH Calendar Project. They also helped choose the final 12 photos for the Calendar.
It’s been a real community effort!
The idea of the CATH Calendar was to engage service users in a fun and unique project, while challenging the stereotypical imagery of Homelessness. The concept was to hand out disposable cameras to service users to capture an image of Perth that meant something to them.
CATH were already aware of the artistic talents of some of their service users but have been completely overwhelmed by the diverse and amazing photos taken. It’s no doubt been an exceptionally rewarding project to be part of and we think we they’ve created an outstanding first CATH Calendar!
The CATH Calendar 2017 is now for sale from their CATH Charity shop, 188-190 High Street, Perth.
All proceeds go towards CATH projects to help alleviate homelessness and its associated issues.