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  • Singleton Street
  • Swansea, SA1 3QJ
  • United Kingdom
© Roger Tiley

© Roger Tiley

Crisis, the UK homeless charity, commissioned photographer Roger Tiley to produce a body of work in conjunction with their members.

I didn’t want to photograph people living on the streets, as this had been done to death! Instead, my idea was to make portraits of the people attending Crisis and then produce photocopy tiles in order to take them out on location into places that were relevant to each individual.
— Roger Tiley
© Roger Tiley

© Roger Tiley

© Roger Tiley

© Roger Tiley

Made in sections of 16 tiles, each forms a single portrait image which is pasted on walls in sections. Some of the members had been or were still sleeping rough in Swansea. So the locations visited are strongly connected to their memories and relationship with the area. 

Roger asked some of the members to write about their past, present and future ambitions. Each of their hand written texts are included on the final exhibition prints and any grammatical errors remain uncorrected, leaving the imagery gritty and hard hitting. 

The exhibition, being held at Swansea Grand Theatre from 10-21 July consists of some twenty 60 x 40 inch images under the title 'What If!'

A show preview will take place 4-6pm on Thursday 13 July. All welcome.


Swansea Grand Theatre
Singleton Street
Swansea, SA1 3QJ

http://www.swansea.gov.uk/swanseagrandtheatre