• The Crypt


    When you see a homeless person on the street, how often do you imagine they have a life behind their image? A circle of friendships, ambitions, daily routine? How often do we think about the reason why one becomes homeless? Homeless people in Britain are a statistic, ignored by many. However, they are also helped by many: St. George’s Crypt is a charity which has been running for seventy five years. It provides shelter, food and support for those battling with daily life. What struck me about the Crypt from a previous time I photographed there was the strong sense of community and relationships within it. You tend to see homeless people as being on their own, but there is a strong network of friendships between them: people looking out for each other, having fun and getting on with their lives, regardless of their limitations. They face the same underlying issues as the rest of our society.