Tuesday, 17 August 2010
I visited The Big Issue in the North office in Manchester last week to discuss a project and was shown this collage-in-progress, made by vendors. I'm always intrigued by unfinished things, because the possibilities are so big, so I took these pictures. Later, Angie Smyth at The Big Issue in the North sent me the following info...
VENDOR ART WORK
The aim of the vendor art project is to bring positive public attention to vendors by illustrating that homeless people have opinions and views like you or I.
Vendors were asked what they liked about The Big Issue in the North magazine, we took their photograph and layered lots of magazine clippings around them reflecting their comments therefore demonstrating a personal connection between the person selling the magazine and the product.
Created in the sales area of the Manchester office, vendors were able to contribute two minutes in between buying magazines and some became so engrossed in the cutting and sticking that they stayed for longer.
Part of The BIG 12 events