Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Focusing All Their Efforts on Charity for Homeless; Photographers Pool Talents to Help Needy

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Focusing All Their Efforts on Charity for Homeless; Photographers Pool Talents to Help Needy

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Byline: Sarah Scott

AMATEUR North East photographers are using their skills with a lens to raise money for the region's homeless.

A photography exhibition featuring familiar scenes from around the region has been organised at the Settle Down Cafe in Newcastle to raise money for The People's Kitchen.

Photography lover Alan Harrison, of Washington, is the brains behind the exhibition, and got the idea while he was displaying his work at the city centre cafe.

Alan, 53, who works in advertising, said: "Since the closure of the Artwork Gallery there has been nowhere in the region for amateur photographers to display their work.

"The Settle Down Cafe is the perfect venue for something like this because the owner Neil le Flohic supports local photographers and every month allows them to display their work on his walls. With that in mind, I had a Bob Geldof moment when I thought 'why don't we put on a show?'."

In November, Alan contacted a selection of his North East photographer contacts on Flickr, a social networking site for sharing pictures, He asked them to donate a framed photograph that could then be sold in aid of the Newcastle-based People's Kitchen.

"In total, 19 people and myself agreed to donate one of our pictures for the exhibition, which is based on the theme of 'The North East as You've Never Seen It'," said Alan.

Then the hard work of choosing a photograph began, and the subjects include the bridges of Newcastle and Sunderland, the back streets of Derwentside, Bamburgh Castle and the Dunston Rocket.

The photographers who put their work forward were John Jobling, Alan Chun, Lesley Bulch, Mick Watson, Daniel Robson, Ron Dobson, David John Harris, Andy Martin, Michael Conner, Richard Hook, Ian McWilliams, Frances Copratese, Martin Sharman, Alan G and Tommy the "Mod Soul Junkie". …

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