10 Apr

Facing Europe Photo Project

Facing Europe is a photo project that attempts to add a new voice to the European debate on asylum and conditions of asylum seekers. Instead of documenting the lives of asylum seekers and trying to fit them into an already established media narrative, asylum seekers will be allowed to speak for themselves. The idea is to show the faces and hear the opinions of the actual people that are often presented as numbers and statistics or narrow stereotypes. During a one week photo workshop, young asylum seekers in Athens will be equipped with digital cameras and receive training to document their own lives, thoughts, and ideas. The pictures will be exhibited in a travelling exhibition from spring 2014 and on social media through #FacingEurope.

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