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.
In 2021 the third exhibition will be held from 13th april to 28th may in La Casa Elizalde (Barcelona). The second edition was held in 2019, including an exhibition at Chiquita Room, where we presented the personal works by the five women who took part in the workshop. 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.