PROJECTS

Reza Visual Academy/Les Ateliers Reza, works to empower youth through three main projects - Exile Voices, Urban Voices and Rural Voices - through the world. The objective is to enable youths to become active witnesses of their own stories, and become capable of expressing and sharing their daily lives with the world. « Exile Voices » is a project dedicated refugee teeangers living in camps. « Urban voices » is a project based on workshops dedicated to children living in sensitive urban areas. « Rural Voices » focuses on benificairies living in rural and remote areas. These projects, which at times are combined with English and Photoshop classes can last from few months to few years. Each workshop begins with training by Reza himself who trains the youth and the local photographers in his pedagogical format, who then continue weekly trainings for students.

2018 - 2019

IZMIR, GAZIANTEP, ISTANBUL - TURKEY

Project launch : 2018
Target groups : Syrian refugees and turks
Places : Urban areas of Izmir, Gaziantep, Istanbul – Turkey
Age group
 : 11 – 20 years
Number of students trained : 60
Trainers : 6
Partners : Webistan and Unicef Turkey (in the frame of its collaboration with the European Commission and the Ministry of Youths and Sports in Turkey)

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2018 - 2019

BARRIOS 31, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

Project launch : 2018
Target groups : Teenagers from vulnerable areas
Places : Barrio 31, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Age group
 : 11 – 20 years
Number of students trained : 30
Trainers : 4
Partners : French Institute, Webistan Agency

2017

VILLA 21-24, EJERCITO DE LOS ANDES, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINE

Project launch : 2017
Target groups : Teenagers from vulnerable areas
Places : Villa 21-24, Ejercito de los Andes, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Age group
 : 11 – 20 years
Number of students trained : 46
Trainers : 4
Partners : BienalSur and UNTREF University

2017

SANTA FE, UNITED STATES

Project launch : 2017
Target groups : Teenagers from vulnerable areas
Places : Indian reservation near Santa Fe, New Mexico
Age group
 : 11 – 20 years
Number of students trained : 40
Trainers : Reza
Partners : Webistan Photo Agency, IAIA (Institute of American Indian Arts)

2016 - TODAY

BAMAKO, MALI

Project launch : 2016
Target groups : Teenagers from vulnerable areas
Places : House of children, Bamako, Mali
Age group : 11 – 20 years
Number of students trained : 19
Trainers : 2
Partners : UNESCO, Equations Nomades, French Institute of Bamako, Webistan Agency

2016 - TODAY

BARIKA REFUGEE CAMP, IRAQI KURDISTAN

Project launch : 2016
Target groups : Syrian refugee teenagers
Places : Barika, Camp of iraqi Kurdistan
Age group : 10 – 17 years
Number of students trained : 16
Trainers : 4
Partners : Webistan Agency

2015 - 2017

KABARTO CAMP, IRAQI KURDISTAN

Project launch : 2015
Target groups : Yazidi teenagers, internally displaced
Places : Kabarto, Camp of iraqi Kurdistan
Age group : 10 – 17 years
Number of students trained : 19
Trainers : 2
Partners : Varenne Foundation, Webistan Agency

2013 - TODAY

KAWERGOSK REFUGEE CAMP, IRAQI KURDISTAN

Project launch : 2013
Target groups : Syrian refugee teenagers
Places : Kawergosk, Camp of iraqi Kurdistan
Age group : 10 – 17 years
Number of students trained : 20
Trainers : 10
Partners : Sakura Funds, Webistan Agency

2014

REUNION ISLAND, FRANCE

Project launch : 2014
Target groups : Teenagers from vulnerable areas
Places : Saint Pierre, Reunion Island
Age group : 10 – 17 years
Number of students trained : 10
Trainers : Reza
Partners : La Ravine Blanche association, Webistan Photo Agency

2014

AIT BOUGMEZ VALLEY, MOROCCO

Project launch : 2014
Target groups : Children of a rural and remote area
Place : Valley of Aït Bougmez, Morocco 
Age group : 10 – 17 years
Number of students trained : 10
Trainers 
: 2
Partners : Rencontres photographiques berbères, Webistan Agency

2013-2014

FRANCE

Project launch : 2013
Target groups : Teenagers from vulnerable areas
Places : Seine- Saint-Denis,  Metz, Châtellerault, Nantes, Toulouse, Dijon, France
Age group : 11 – 20 years
Number of students trained : 127
Trainers : 7
Partners : Webistan Agency and local partners

2012-2013

TOULOUSE, FRANCE

Project launch : 2012
Target groups : Teenagers from vulnerable areas
Places : Toulouse
Age group : 11 – 20 years
Number of students trained : 38
Trainers : 13
Partners : Webistan Agency and local partners

2009-2012

SICILY, ITALY

Project launch : 2009
Target groups : Teenagers from vulnerable area
Places : Librino, Sicily
Age group : 11 – 20 years
Number of students trained : 100
Trainers : 40
Partners :  Antonio Presti, Fiumara d’Arte, Webistan Agency

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