New Manchester street photography exhibition supports Emmaus

A NEW exhibition from renowned photographic blogger The Mancorialist is launching at The Koffee Pot in support of homelessness charity Emmaus.

The brand new street photography exhibition is made up of vibrant portrait photographs captured by The Mancorialist on the streets of Manchester. London Road

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.

The Mancorialist has been capturing the street life of the city since 2012 and was recently enlisted to document the Manchester International Festival 2015.

The exhibition in support of Emmaus will be launched on Thursday August 13 at 8pm at The Koffee Pot, 84-86 Oldham Street, Manchester.

The Mancorialist commented: “This particular collection of work is celebrating the ‘characters’ on the streets of Manchester 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.”

DeansgateResearch conducted by Emmaus shows sleeping rough is an experience 77 per cent of Emmaus companions are familiar with and the most common reasons were relationship breakdown and 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.

Ali Hill, Project Director at Emmaus Mossley, said: “Emmaus Mossley is delighted to be supported by The Mancorialist photography exhibition.

“The images show the diversity of Manchester and will hopefully help to put the spotlight on people suffering from homelessness.”

The exhibition runs until Tuesday September 15 and a percentage of sales of the photographs will be donated to homelessness charity Emmaus.

To find out more or support Emmaus head to www.emmaus.org.uk

 

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