Now exhibiting the images taken by the girls and boys participating in the new edition of the mentoring and photography project for youth under guardianship, organized by the Punt de Referència association, in which we have participated for the third consecutive year, advising and teaching specific classes from the Education area of Photographic Social Vision.
The exhibition of participatory photography, called “Mirades de futur” (“Perspectives of the future”) that was inaugurated this Tuesday, June 11, can be visited for free until June 25, 2019 in the photo gallery Espai de fotografia Francesc Català-Roca. It is a key moment in the project “GR 16-18: Art per afrontar l’emancipació” (“GR 16-18: Art to face emancipation”), a collective look that draws attention to the story of the tutored youth. This is how the young participants can share their vision of all that worries them the most: the passage of time, uncertainty, fears and illusions in relation to their emancipation process, which are often difficult to express in words.
A challenge faced with images
For the guarded youth, reaching the legal age is not a dream, but a challenge. When these teens supervised by the administration must emancipate, they do so from a vulnerable position due to their vital experience and because they have to make an over-effort to build a worthy future, preventing the social exclusion they are facing exposed
Addressed to teenagers between 16 and 18 years of age who are housed in residential resources and who are in the last phase of guardianship, the GR 16-18 project provides them with the support of mentors, young volunteers aged 25 to 30 that help them win in confidence, think about their future and make decisions. The goal is to improve their resources, emphasizing the relational competences and those of initiative, self-knowledge, expression of emotions.
In this edition, the participatory photography project began at the end of October 2018 and culminated in June 2019 with the exhibition where they present the work done, representing with images their reflections, doubts, experiences, concerns and dreams in relation to its emancipation process.
Exhibition “Mirades de futur”
Espai de fotografia Francesc Català-Roca (C. de Llança, 21).
Hours until June 25th, 2019:
Monday, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, from 12 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Friday, from 5 to 7 p.m.