Focus on youth
FOCUS ON YOUTH
(September, 11 – 18 2013)
How to promote social inclusion through the use of photography
Which are the methods and exercises to help a teenager to better express himself/herself through the use of an image?
How to do in order to maximize the results obtained?
Focus on Youth is a training course, based on the experience of the project “Imagine Vucciria”. It is focused on the use of photography as a tool of social inclusion for the young with fewer opportunities.
The project involved 20 photographers and educators coming from 5 European countries (France, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain) and it included the following topics:
– the role of the facilitator (coach) in youth projects;
– methods and techniques to stimulate the personal expression through photography;
– how to manage youth groups in problematic contexts;
– how to disseminate the results through the realization of a photo book and an exhibition
The course has been led by three photographers (2 from Italy and one from the Netherlands) and an expert of non formal education.
This project has been realized with the financial support of the European Commission.