The exhibition Photovision & Ιmage+Tech 2019 was conducted with great success on Sunday 7th of April at the Helexpo, in Marousi area. The image and the technology met for three days in the spotlight and through this exhibition, which has responded to the excessive requirements of the participants and of the thousand commercial visitors who they attended to the Exhibition Center. It is worth mentioning that this year’s event hosted more than 120 exhibitors, who they are active, and the visitors were more than 24.000!
Caritas Hellas and Metapolis participated with the group exhibition “My City” and presented the photos of 28 refugees and migrants with the title “Athens, my city…”, who participated to a 4-month seminar of Caritas Hellas’ about the Art of Photography. The 28 participants aged between 16 and 41 years old, from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine, Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Ukraine, Pakistan AND Ghana, discover the secrets of Art and the Techniques of the photography, offering images of the city of Athens via the “photographic lens” of their culture and their experiences. The participants of the group shared, with the people that were at the exhibition their thoughts, images, moments and photographic clicks, through this journey of knowledge and life in the city.
In 2017-2018 Caritas Hellas conducted a 4month educational seminar, at the Social Spot of Neos Kosmos with the teacher Yiannis Yannakopoulos and the support of Metapolis has started the second part of the photography seminar. Caritas Hellas in 2019 continues with a new group of people the digital approach with the subject of the journey… however anyone can conceive it. During the lessons, the students will practice with indoor and outdoor meetings in order to get accustomed to the digital equipment (mobile phone, digital camera), the photo composition
The photography seminar is part of the project: “METAVASIS Participation, Empowerment and Social Inclusion of Refugees / Migrants in Greece” concerning the support and integration of refugees and immigrants in Greek society. The Project is run by Caritas Hellas and is funded by the German Foreign Ministry and Caritas Germany.