Emotions: Youth photography exhibition (Dinami)
Ήλεκτρον καφέ [Θεσσαλονίκη]
|Date:||17 Οκτωβρίου 2019|
|Address:||Πλατεία Αγίου Γεωργίου 13, Ροτόντα / 54635 / Θεσσαλονίκη|
Dinami youth programme addresses mental distress and social exclusion by bringing young people together to learn, create and connect. Meaning ‘power’ in Greek, it offers refugees a vital link to the community, plus a chance to develop skills, make friends, and get respite from the challenges of life in displacement. Connecting host community youth to like-minded refugees helps to counter negative narratives around refugees and promote diversity and inclusion within wider society.
Our intervention is participatory, experiential, and youth-led: through sports, the arts, social events and project-based learning, we aim to empower vulnerable young people to solve their own problems, create positive change and build community cohesion.
The Dinami photography project was a 5 week, intercultural programme where regardless gender, nationality and religion, encouraged young people to communicate and express themselves through photography.
One thing that makes a great photo is its ability to convey emotion. Emotion in a photograph, or any work of art, is what helps a viewer connect with a piece if that emotion is prevalent in the viewer. Happiness and joy, sorrow and despair, these are some of the easier emotions as they are universally felt, at one time or another, by all on this planet.
In the time of our workshop, we wandered around Thessaloniki and every participant found and captured a moment, an emotion, a way to not only tell a story but make the story visible to others.
Launching: THU. 17/10/2019
Facilitator: Jack Lawson (UK)
What is the value of photography?
Can you put a value on the ability to share information visually?
How much can people from different backgrounds and cultures communicate with a simple shot?
These are some of the questions that challenged the participants
during the five week sessions. Join us to share the answers that we collectively found.