ICONIC photographs that feature people who have experienced homelessness have been recreated as part of a new exhibition.

The Old Fire Station, an arts centre in Oxford that works with homelessness charity, Crisis Skylight, is holding the exhibition called ICON.

One of the images that has been recreated is the well-known Bullingdon Club photo, where the group are suited in white tie and tails.

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It is a culmination of a project which explores what makes an image iconic.

Participants, called Crisis artists, chose iconic photos and recreated them in 2019, studying costumes, composition, lighting and props.

Crisis artist, Gavin, says taking part has helped him to change from his old ways.

He said: “I came down here to do photography and I heard about the project and just got involved. Before I came, I was quite introverted and kept myself to myself. People can’t believe that now because I’m very confident now.

“It’s been part of my continued recovery and rehab. I’ve really opened up; my self-esteem is much higher. I love working with people now not just being by myself.”

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Professional photographer, Rory Carnegie, came up with the idea for the exhibition.

He then worked with the Crisis artists to choose the images, and the group did everything from sourcing props to checking costume detail.

Not every model in each photograph is homeless as a few staff were called on to be models too.

Mr Carnegie said: "All the images in ICON were selected by the group, and were chosen for their place in the nation’s collective subconscious. We want viewers to look more closely and think more deeply about why these photographs are so well known.

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"The team of Crisis artists have studied composition, lighting, set dressing, and have cast the models for each image. The result is an exhibition which makes you question what we, as a nation, hold dear."

Exhibition runs November 16 – December 23, with opening night on November 15.