Tuesday 11 August 2015

Photography exhibition supports Emmaus

Deansgate

A new exhibition from renowned photographic blogger, The Mancorialist, is launching on Thursday 13th August at The Koffee Pot in support of homelessness charity Emmaus.

This brand new street photography exhibition is made up of vibrant portrait photographs captured by The Mancorialist on the streets of Manchester. From shoppers and fashionistas to buskers and street homeless people, the exhibition sheds new light on the diversity of characters found across Manchester city centre.

Photographer and exhibition organiser, The Mancorialist, has been capturing the street life of Greater Manchester since 2012 via, themancorialist.com. The Mancorialist was recently enlisted to document the Manchester International Festival 2015 as well as working on a campaign for The National Football Museum.

“This particular collection of work is celebrating the ‘characters’ on the streets of Manchester (as opposed to the more fashion conscious) whilst hopefully also bringing attention to the plight of the more vulnerable members of our society. It’s a perfect opportunity to work alongside Emmaus for a cause close to both mine and the city’s heart.”

The Mancorialist

Research conducted by Emmaus shows that sleeping rough is an experience 77 per cent of Emmaus companions are familiar with. The most common reasons for homelessness was relationship breakdown followed by losing a job.

Emmaus supports formerly homeless people by providing a home, meaningful work in a social enterprise, and an opportunity to get back on their feet again. The charity has three community bases in Greater Manchester – in Bolton, Mossley and Salford.

“We’re really pleased to be involved in The Mancorialist exhibition, celebrating the characters of Manchester. We hope the images will encourage people to think differently about homelessness and hopefully raise the awareness of Emmaus communities and social enterprises.”

Simon Locke, Community Leader at Emmaus Salford

The Mancorialist photographic exhibition launch event takes place on Thursday 13 August from 7.30pm at The Koffee Pot, in the Northern Quarter. At the launch there will be music from Manchester musicians and street buskers including the Piccadilly Rats.

The exhibition runs until Tuesday 15th September at The Koffee Pot, 84-86 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE. A percentage of sales of the photographs will be donated to homelessness charity Emmaus.