Photo Exhibition – Refugee Children in Cyprus Photograph their own Lives
Cypriot photographers volunteer their time to work with refugee children who have been living in Cyprus with their families, after escaping war and persecution in their homelands.
Fotodos will launch an exhibition on Friday 29/06 of photos taken by refugee children in Cyprus. The exhibition titled Refugee children in Cyprus Photograph their own Lives consists of photos taken by refugee children who have been living in Cyprus with their families after escaping war and persecution in their homelands. It is the result of a series of workshops conducted by the photographers of Fotodos, on a volunteer basis, with a group of ten refugee children aged 10-16 years old.
The idea behind the workshops and the exhibition is to empower refugee youth to share their stories and experiences through the art of photography, and by doing so, enhance understanding and empathy towards refugees living in our midst. At the same time, the art of photography serves as a healing tool for the children’s own emotional well-being and stability.
The project was conducted by Fotodos for the first time in Cyprus in 2016 and repeated during the course of 2018. It is based on the See what I see project by photojournalist Brendan Bannon, who worked with the UN Refugee Agency in organising photographic exhibitions in many parts of the world, following a series of photography workshops for refugee youth living in refugee camps in a number of countries in Africa and the Middle East.
The Refugee children in Cyprus Photograph their own Lives exhibition is organised on the occasion of the World Refugee Day in collaboration with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Cyprus. The project has received funding from the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture in Cyprus and is supported by the Strovolos Municipality.
Venue: Strovolos Municipality (ground floor)
Opening: 29 June, 2018 at 19:30
Duration 29 June – 1 July, 2018 | 10:00 – 13:00 & 16:00 – 20:00