CONSTRUCT by Anthony Luvera
CONSTRUCT is a new publication by Anthony Luvera, created between 2018 and 2022 in collaboration with people who have experienced homelessness.
Help support the printing of the publication by pre-ordering the book as well as backing the campaign through a number of exciting rewards such as postcards and prints. Once the target is reached all proceeds of the publication and money raised will go to SIFA Fireside, a leading charity that supports people experiencing homelessness in Birmingham.
This important book commemorates 20 years of Anthony Luvera working with people experiencing homelessness nationally and provides an opportunity to contribute to SIFA Fireside’s fundraising for their important work in the homelessness sector.
The CONSTRUCT publication is about collaboration and representation as Luvera attempts to shift the narratives surrounding homelessness, and bring to light how these problems are amplified through the way that society is structured. The process of making the work is as much a part of the practice as the outcomes, with traditional uses of photography being disrupted to create a more nuanced representation of the participants and the experience of homelessness. This book contains Assisted Self-Portraits, photographs created by participants, documentation of Luvera and participants working together and newly commissioned writing which expounds his pioneering approach to socially engaged practice and reflects on the right to housing in the UK today.
Designed by Chris Neophytou of Out of Place Books, the publication comes in a translucent dust jacket, is 124 pages, 280 x 210mm in portrait format and will be printed by Taylor Brothers in Bristol.