Sensitive material

One out of five boys and girls suffers from some kind of sexual abuse before the age of 17. In the face of this reality, the Education Department of Photographic Social Vision developed a participatory photography project for people in a therapeutic process at the Vicki Bernadet Foundation, an organisation that offers comprehensive care, prevention and awareness of sexual abuse to minors.

For several months, we accompany workshop participants in their recovery, offering them image as a means of expression and creative potential to be able to tell their own stories. The sessions alternate technical learning issues with highly sensitive psychological and emotional aspects of their own reality, because the importance of each situation is gauged not only by the crime itself but also by the way each person experiences it.

The first edition of the project took place during 2017 and ended with an exhibition that included the visual story told by each of them in the course of the workshop.

From beginning of march 2019 we are starting the second edition. The results will be shown from October 2019 at the artistic space Chiquita Room

Educators: Alice Monteil y Mireia Plans

Psychologist: Pilar Polo

Pictures: Tash McCammon, N.J., Rosa Rigall Desplans, L.R., Marta Toemo Urango, Marga, N.L.P. y Mireia Plans