A special exhibition of striking photographs will be staged at Royal Victoria Place in Tunbridge Wells from Thursday, October 7 to Thursday, October 28. Planned to coincide with World Homeless Day on Sunday, October 10, the exhibition will feature images taken by people living in Kent homelessness services.
A first of its kind in the county, the Our Lens on Life project, saw Look Ahead partner with The Royal Photographic Society (RPS), to deliver training to the photographers, many of whom had been previously rough sleeping. Look Ahead is a charitable housing association that runs homelessness services in west Kent on behalf of Kent County Council.
They then captured images in the Tunbridge Wells district using just a £20 disposable camera. They recorded their experiences over the summer of 2021 and the results range from images of a tranquil lake, sunlight streaming through the trees, and a grinning dog.
1 Cat by Marnie
2 Wildlife Wanderer by Sean taken at Knole Park, Sevenoaks
3 Unnamed by Stephen
4 Blurred picture by Marnie
5 Country Road by Sean approaching Haysden Country Park, Tonbridge
6 Adventures of the Eye of Horus by Jay
7 Passenger by Marnie, outside Fellas Barbers in Tunbridge Wells
8 Sunrise by Sean, outside Tonbridge Golf Centre
9 Pyramids by Chris, the rooftops of St Matthew’s Church, Southborough