YOUTH EXHIBITIONS

The exhibitions are the culmination of workshops held around the world. Carried out at the end of the visual projects, they present the artistic work and the testimony of the young people trained. Reza Visual Academy has collaborated with numerous partners over the world in order to organize many exhibitions under the topic « Exile Voices ». The photos taken by the children in the three refugee camps - Kawergosk, Kabarto and Barika - onvite the spectators to deeply discover their lives between darkness and resilience of humanity, as well as to think about the value of photography as a universal language brought by Reza Visual Academy. Reza Visual Academy has collaborated with numerous partners over the world in order to organize many exhibitions under the topic « Urban Voices ». Through the project « Urban Voices » the exhibitions organized over the world show the photos taken by the children in sensitive urban areas, inviting the spectators to deeply discover their lives.

Rêves d'avenir, 2019

In May 2019, 60 Turkish and Syrian young refugees exhibited their work at the Unicef House in New-York. In 2019 – which marks the 30th anniversary of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child – this students ages of 11 and 18 from have learned and worked using the art of photography under the guidance of Reza. The trainings implemented with the Youth Lens project, in the aegis of Unicef in Turkey, has sought to teach these budding photographers the language of the image; to help them tell, through photos, their dreams and realities.

Subject: « Dreams of the Future »

Location: Unicef House, New-York

Event: Public Exhibition

© Unicef - Yasmin Masri, 17, from Syria and Furkan Uygun, 16, from Turkey at the opening of the "Youth Lens: Dreams of the Future" exhibition in New York.
© Jack Solle

Reza & BienalSur, 2018

The Reza Visual Academy, under the gaze of photojournalist Reza, thanks to the invitation of the French Institute of Argentina, implemented a training in photography between 2018 and 2019. The photographs of the young people have been materialized by an exhibition on the grids of the French Embassy in Buenos Aires, from May 30, 2019, until October 30.

Topic : « Amor por el Barrio»

Partners : Webistan and the French Institute of Argentina (with Veolia)

Place : French Embassy of Buenos Aires – Argentina

Duration : May 30 – October 30

Event : Public exhibition

Rêves d'avenir, 2019

From May 20 to 24, 2019, 60 Turkish and Syrian young refugees exhibited their work at the Economic, Social and Environmental Council. In 2019 – which marks the 30th anniversary of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child – this students ages of 11 and 18 from have learned and worked using the art of photography under the guidance of Reza. The trainings implemented with the Youth Lens project, in the aegis of Unicef in Turkey, has sought to teach these budding photographers the language of the image; to help them tell, through photos, their dreams and realities.

Subject: « Rêves d’avenir »

Location: Economic, Social and Environmental Council

Event: Public Exhibition

© Benjamin Girette

Reza & BienalSur, 2018

BienalSur is the biggest Contemporary Art Biennale that ever took place in South America. In the framework of this project, an exhibition of the children’s photographs alongside the workshop « Urban Voices » of Reza Visual Academy was showcased at the heart of the Argentine capital, from September to December 2018 in Plaza San Martin.

Topic : « Urban Voices »

Partners : BienalSur & UNTREF

Place : Plaza San Martin, Buenos Aires – Argentina

Duration : 2 months

Event : Public exhibition

Phot'Aubrac, 2018

As part of the Phot’Aubrac Edition 2018 festival: the association organized an exhibition of the photographic work made by the children from precarious suburbs of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Subject: « Urban Voices »

Location: Phot’Aubrac

Event: Public Exhibition

Reza & BienalSur, 2018

BienalSur is the biggest Contemporary Art Biennale that ever took place in South America. In the framework of this project, an exhibition of the children’s photographs alongside the workshop « Urban Voices » of Reza Visual Academy was showcased at the heart of the Argentine capital, from September to December 2018 in Plaza San Martin.

Topic : « Urban Voices »

Partners : BienalSur & UNTREF

Place : Plaza San Martin, Buenos Aires – Argentina

Duration : 2 months

Event : Public exhibition

Malta International Arts Festival, 2018

Reza presented during the Malta International Arts Festival in 2018, the testimonies of his young students in refugee camps in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Topic : « Exile Voices »

Place : Malta Arts Festival, La Valette

Event : Public exhibition

Bamako - Mali, 2017

Following the photography workshop for orphans and IDPs children in Bamako, Mali, the children’s photos were exhibited in January 2017, at the French Institute of Bamako, in the framework of « Equations Nomades » project partnered with UNESCO Bamako.

Topic : « Urban Voices »

Place : Bamako, Mali

Partners : UNESCO Bamako

Phot'Aubrac, 2017

As part of the Phot’Aubrac Edition 2017 festival: the association organized an exhibition of the photographic work made by the children from precarious suburbs of Bamako, in Mali.

Subject: « Urban Voices »

Location: Phot’Aubrac

Prints: 35

Event: Public Exhibition

Kawergosk, 2017

Reza Visual Academy has given to their students the opportunity to show their work in their own community. Many have been Reza’s students since 2013 and saw their photographs exhibited in the camp for the first time.

Time: March – April 2017

Place: Kawergosk Camp, Erbil, Kurdistan

Partners: RVA’s team in Kurdistan, UNHCR and the Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF)

 

Phot'Aubrac, 2016

In the frame of the festival Phot’Aubrac 2016 : the association honors the photographic work of the refugee camps in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Topic :« Exile Voices »

Place : Phot’Aubrac

Event : Public exhibition 

European Commission - Belgium, 2016

Exceptionally, an exhibition made in partnership with the UNDP and displaying photographs of the refugee children living in Kawergosk, Kabarto and Barika, camps took place at the European Commission headquarters, in November 2016. Reza designed the exhibition’s exclusive scenography, on a voluntary basis.

Topic : “Exile Voices”

Place : European Commission headquarters, Brussels

Prints : 40

Partners : UNDP

Duration : 10 days

Event : Public exhibition

A Dream of Humanity, 2015

As a tribute to our human family, Reza proposed in summer 2015 a giant photographic fresco on the bank of the Seine river, between the Léopold-Sédar-Senghor bridge and the Pont Royal. The exhibition “A dream of Humanity” displayed the photographs made by the Syrian refugee children living in Kawergosk refugee camp, who followed photography training workshop with Reza since 2013. 

Topic : “A dream of Humanity”

Place : Seine River banks, in front of Orsay Museum

Prints : 354 meter-long fresco

Partners : HIPA foundation and UNHCR

Duration : 3 months

Event : Public exhibition

Syracuse University - United-States, 2015

On the occasion of a conference on the global refugee crisis, Syracuse University invited Reza to present his Exile Voices project in 2015. Photographs made by the camp reporters were displayed in the university.

Topic : “Exile Voices”

Place : Syracuse University

Prints : 10

Partners : Syracuse University, RVA’ own funds

Duration : 3 weeks

Event : Public exhibition

Duhok University - Iraqi Kurdistan, 2015

The work of the refugee children living in Kawergosk and Kabarto refugee camps have been displayed in Duhok University, on the occasion of a public exhibition in 2015. The refugee children and their trainers took part in the exhibition opening, in the presence of official representatives and academics.

Topic : “Exile Voices”

Place : Duhok University

Prints : 40

Partners : UNDP

Duration : 2 days

Event : Public exhibition

"Ma Terre, Ma Famille", 2013

During 6 months of photography workshop with Reza in 2013, the children in the “forbidden zones” Reynerie, Mirail and Bellefontaine in Toulouse were trained to master the photographic tool as an instrument of expression and claim for a world more solidarity.  In the framework of « Month of the Photo » in Toulouse, an exhibition on the theme « Ma terre, ma famille » (My world, my family) displayed 60 best photographs taken by 38 students of Reza Visual Academy’s workshop, alongside with an award ceremony to 7 excellent students, selected by an international jury of image professionals.

Topic:« Ma terre, ma famille »

Place: The Multimedia libraries José Cabanis & Grand M, Toulouse, France

Duration: September – November 2013

Partners: the city of Toulouse; National Geographic Channel, Tisséo, Carsat, ERDF, Toulouse Ouest Partenaire association; Sponsorship of Banque Populaire Occitane Foundation