Our photographer's exhibition has arrived! #whatmakesuscare

The Pavement Perspective is benefitting from the help of Kat Prescott, an actress and photographer from London, and were privileged to attend the private view for her new exhibition 'What Makes Us Care?' earlier this week.

Tom Payne
Kat, a well-known actress, was struck by the reaction she got in the street, and questioned what it was about her face and identity that made her so much more interesting to passers-by than her more vulnerable homeless counterparts. Enlisting the help of actors from series such as Skins, Waterloo, Glee and The Borgias, she took a series of photographs where the famous faces were depicted as homeless in an attempt to break down stereotypes and ensure we no longer pass the homeless without a second glance.

"By using familiar faces looking damaged and destitute, I want to help break down stereotypes about those without homes ... So they are seen as people rather than simply part of the scenery of modern life, or pests to be ignored"

Francois Arnaud 
"They are people who have somehow fallen through the gaps and found themselves, often through unimaginable circumstances, on the cusp of existence. In another reality, this could easily be me or you."

'What Makes Us Care?' is exhibited underground in the basement of the church, giving it a rustic and warehouse-esque feel. The prints adorn the heavy, stone walls beneath gentle spotlights and the bubble of conversation. A summary of Kat's project is printed at the entrance, setting the tone for the rest of the prints. What really struck me was the excellent makeup, and the depiction of such well-known and somewhat 'glamourous' faces in such desperate and compromising situations. Well worth a look, plus you can announce to your grandchildren that you attended the first ever exhibition of Kat Prescott in the   twenty-tens ... It'll sound cool, trust me.

The exhibition is showing for FREE at St Martin-In-The-Fields, Trafalgar Sq, until 16th October, 2013. All donations and proceeds from prints are going to Centrepoint and The Big Issue Foundation.


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