The Streetkids United Photo Exhibit is a compelling collection of 12 photos of the Street Child World Cup 2018 by Indian photographer Vicky Roy.
The Street Child World Cup 2018, which took place in Moscow, Russia, brought together more than 200 street-connected children from across the world for their own boys and girls international football tournaments, festival of arts and Congress for their rights. The Street Child World Cup uses the power of football to raise awareness and tackle the widespread stigma faced by street-connected children, inspiring countries, governments and communities to better protect, respect and support street-connected children worldwide.
Originally from West Bengal, Vicky Roy ran away from his home and started working as a rag picker at the New Delhi Railway Station before he was rehabilitated by the Salaam Baalak Trust. He studied photography at Triveni Kala Sangam and then apprenticed under Anay Mann. In 2007, he held his first solo exhibition titled “Street Dreams” at India Habitat Centre (supported by the British High Commission). In 2008 he was selected by the US based Maybach Foundation to photo document the reconstruction of the World Trade Center in New York. As part of the program, he undertook a course in documentary photography.
Made possible by: Red Rooster Foundation, Vink Kunststoffen & Virupa