Material Sensible (Sensitive Material)

One out of five children suffers some form of sexual abuse before the age of 17. Given this reality, the Education Area of Photographic Social Vision developed a participatory photography project for people in therapeutic process at the Vicki Bernadet Foundation, an organization that offers comprehensive care, prevention and awareness about sexual abuse of minors.

For several months, we accompany the participants of the workshop in their recovery, offering them photography as a means of expression and creative potential to tell their own stories. The sessions alternate the learning of technical issues with very sensitive psychological and emotional aspects of their own reality, because gravity is not marked only by the crime itself, but by how each person lived the experience.

The first edition of the project was held between March and July 2017 and ended with an exhibition at Projekteria [Art Gallery], presenting the visual narratives developed for each person during the workshop.

Facilitators: Mireia Plans and Alice Monteil

Psychologist: Pilar Polo

Pictures: N.J., Rosa Rigall Desplans, L.R., Marta Tomeo Urango, Marga and N.L.P.

Making of: Tash McCammon, Alice Monteil and Mireia Plans