The Homeless World Cup by Anthony Epes
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Photographer Anthony Epes (of Cities at Dawn fame) has a new exhibition launching next month - a collection of portraits of the players of The Homeless World Cup. He photographed the project at two of their annual tournaments - in Mexico City in 2012 and Poznan in 2013. The project will be exhibited at Downstairs at Mother from 6th-13th June and then transfer to Spitalfields Market as part of the East End Film Festival from 16th-22nd June.
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Portraits: The Homeless World Cup by Anthony Epes
In 2012 and 2013 Anthony traveled to photograph the players of The Homeless World Cup in Mexico City and Poznan. Every year 72 teams of men and women from all over the world compete in this tournament - with the aim to transform their lives. It's an intense experience for players and spectators alike. Anthony has captured the amazing energy and emotions in a series of beautiful portraits of the players.
The project will be exhibited at Downstairs at Mother from 2nd-13th June and then transfer to Spitalfields Market as part of the East End Film Festival from 16th-22nd June.
The project will be exhibited in the run up to, and during, The World Cup (June 12th-July 13th) with the aim of showing how football has proved to be a powerful tool in the battle against poverty.
Mel Young, Co-founder of The Homeless World Cup, says:
"The Homeless World Cup is an electrifying, transformative experience for the players and spectators alike. Anthony has managed to capture in the expressions of the players both a reflection of where they have come from and the excitement of where they are going."
Anthony’s portraits include players from England, Indonesia, Mexico, Finland, Cote D’Ivoire and South Africa.
Downstairs at Mother
Biscuit Building , 10 Redchurch Street, London E2 7DD.
Viewing by appointment only please. Email Diana@anthonyepes.com for availability
June 16th-22nd: Spitalfields Market as part of the East End Film Festival
65A Brushfield St, London E1
Open 8am-11pm, daily