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See what happens when the homeless are given cameras
A social group in London just gave homeless people cameras and asked them to take photos of the city. - photo by Herb Scribner
The London-based social group Cafe Art wants to connect the city's homeless to London's community at large.

The social group may have done just that and more.

Back in July, Cafe Art launched a photography contest in which Londons homeless were given cameras and told to snap photos of the city, according to Cafe Arts Facebook page. Now, those photos have gone viral across the Internet, bringing awareness about London's homeless population to Internet users across the world.

The homeless, who were trained on photography by The Royal Photographic Society in July and June before taking the photos, snapped more than 2,500 photos, according to the groups Kickstarter page. Just 20 of those photos were selected by a panel, which includes representatives from FujiFilm and The London Photo Festival, according to the Kickstarter page.

Cafe Art plans to use the winning photos to make a 2016 calendar that will help raise money for the homeless, according to the Kickstarter page, which has raised more than $5,400 with a goal of $7,053.

All the money raised goes back into the project, Cafe Arts Kickstarter page reads. Either to pay for the printing of the photographs and calendar, rewarding the winning photographers, buying art materials for art groups affected by homelessness or helping individuals attend art courses.

Heres a look at the 12 of the selected photos, which are now available to the public.