‘Invisible’ is a photography exhibition of images taken by vulnerable people of Newcastle whose lives have been affected by homelessness.
In partnership with local charity The People’s Kitchen, peoples from the System Gallery has been handing out disposable cameras to vulnerable and homeless people in Newcastle.
Over the last 9 months a regular photography club has been formed, where members are given lessons on photography as well as the opportunity to connect and share their life stories. Over time, each of these artists have found their own ‘voice’ through photography; capturing everyday moments filled with vulnerability and tenderness.
Throughout the year there the total or nearly 1000 photographs has been taken.
The selected 50 photographs will be presented in the month long exhibition at the System gallery, starting at 20th September, 2017.
‘If you walk down the street and see someone in a box, you have a choice. That person is either the other and you’re fearful of them, or that person is an extension of your family. And that makes you at home in that world and not fearful.’
– Susan Sarandon
‘’ I dont trust many people, you know. I think people are there to hurt me. And I don’t like it.’’
“What Egle and Jacob from System have done is remarkable. We all take “selfies” for granted and probably don’t think twice about photographing our friends and our environment but when you are homeless or vulnerable and you have very little possessions or friends then it becomes a lot harder to express yourself through photography. This project has brought out a lot of positives literally from the negatives.”
David Yellowley, trustee from The People’s Kitchen