To mark World Homeless Day we bring you a very special story about a former Ace of Clubs client. Over the last two years, photojournalist James Hopkirk has been working with Mark, who we supported over a number of years and who is thankfully now doing really well.
James and Mark have published a very honest, unflinching and moving photo story that recounts some of Mark’s experiences of rough sleeping and addiction. It has given Mark a chance to have his voice heard, and we hope it will help to challenge some of the preconceptions people have of homelessness. Please do read and share it if you can.
The story is part of James’ ongoing South London Stories project. We’ve been working with James for several years now, and last year he held the first South London Stories exhibition here at Ace of Clubs. We look forward to continuing to work with him as he publishes more stories that highlight aspects of life in London that so many people simply never see.