Dragons Warriors Dreigiau Rhyfelwyr

by Nigel Whitbread in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Dragons Warriors Dreigiau Rhyfelwyr

Total raised £900

raised so far



After raising funds for this exhibition and local charities, the aim now is to raise more money for charities fighting homelessness

by Nigel Whitbread in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 4th March 2020 we'd raised £875 with 65 supporters in 78 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

I have put together a Photo Exhibition and Photobook highlighting the Homeless World Cup which took place in Cardiff over the summer of 2019.

After raising funds for this exhibition and local charities, the aim now is to raise more money for charities associated with the Homeless World Cup.


The exhibition aims to reflect at its core and represent a cross section of homeless people in South Wales and how they are all, despite their differences, trying to overcome the isolation they can feel from the rest of society and how preparing for and taking part in the Homeless World Cup gives them a sense of empowerment that they are part of something that is bigger than themselves.

The plan was to have a smaller touring versions of the exhibition travelling around South Wales before I hold a 3 week larger version of the exhibition at the Cynon Valley Museum in Aberdare to be held in April 2020. But because of Covid-19 restrictions the exhibitions has been postponed 3 times and only now has had it's go ahead for Jan-Feb 2022.1576564810_hwc_cardiff_2019-2.jpg

I hope that visitors seeing the exhibition will cease to think of the stereotypical guy/girl on the street in doorways asking for money, but see that there are many different ways that people are classed as homeless, different stories behind the individuals and to understand that there are ways people can change their situation for the better.


My goals for the exhibition are;

  • To highlight the Homeless World Cup and promote associated charities.
  • Raise money to fund the charities by showing the public different ways  to donate.
  • Encourage the use of easyfunding to raise money every time you shop without costing you a penny.
  • To have exhibitions in areas of the country that past and present players have lived and especially experienced homelessness in.1576564937_hwc_cardiff_2019-20.jpg


Homelessness, football, social inclusion, community. Empowerment of the homeless and socially excluded through the sense of being part of something bigger than themselves on the much larger football stage.

More about me

I am a freelance street/documentary/travel/landscape photographer based in South Wales and further afield. I am currently studying for my MA in Photography at UWTSD and before that I studied for my BA (hons) in Design for Interactive Media at UWIC. I was a mechanic in the Royal Navy, volunteered on a Kibbutz in Northern Israel and travelled around Europe and the Middle East.

I also studied documentary photography under renowned Polish photographer Michal Iwanowski (Go Home Polish) at Ffotogallery in Cardiff.1576564995_hwc_cardiff_2019-7.jpg

My influences range from photographers trying to hold a candle up to issues that have inspired them like John Conn “Signs of the Homeless”; Kevin Carter - Pulitzer prize winner and Eddie Adams - Pulitzer prize winner, to artists who use a variety of mediums like Dave McKean an English illustrator, photographer and comic book artist:  and even  Banksy for his socio political aspirations and his ability to get his work noticed and issues talked about.

I hope that my work will engage people and encourage them to learn more about the issues highlighted.


This project offered rewards

£10 or more

Digital Preview of Photobook

Preview! Digital version of the book sent to you as a Pdf.

£1 or more

Spare a pound

Spare a pound from the change in your pocket and receive our eternal gratitude and thanks!

£5 or more

Festive Fiver

Donate a festive fiver and help make The Exhibition happen. In return you'll know you have helped to change a homeless person's life and we will shout a big Thank You to you on social media. We appreciate your support. Thank you!

£8 or more

Postcard from exhibition

Receive a postcard of your choice as featured in the Exhibition

£15 or more

4 Postcards

Receive 4 postcards of your choice as featured in the exhibition

£25 or more

Early bird signed softback copy of the photobook

Get an early bird signed softback copy of the Photobook

£25 or more

12" x 8" Print

12" x 8" print of your choice as featured in the exhibition.

£50 or more

A3 Print

A3 print of your choice as featured in the exhibition.

£75 or more

45" x 30" Poster

45" 30" Poster containing image of your choice as featured in the exhibition.

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