RefugeeCameras – Exhibition [ Berlin ]

RefugeeCameras – Exhibition [ Berlin ]

Date 10 Jun 2016 / 12:30am - 12 Jun 2016 / 1:30am

Location: Spreewerkstätten, Am Krögel, Berlin, Deutschland

Price: € Free

The photography project #RefugeeCameras started in December 2015. Kevin McElvaney gave single-use cameras to Refugees he met in Izmir, Lesbos, Athens and Idomeni.

3 months later, 7 out of 15 cameras came back in their prepared envelopes. They captured the desperate, traumatic and sad moments of this journey, but also show situations of hope, joy and relief.

With this photography project Kevin tries to give one of the best documented historic events of our time a new perspective – and last but not least the refugees themselves the opportunity to document their own journey through photography. Let us try to see the individual behind the anonymous concept of a “refugee”.

In this exhibition the images from refugees will be joined by the work of the most respected photographers and film makers, who documented the refugee situation in the last years. Visitors will be able to compare these different perspectives in an unseen way.

Contributing photographers are Jacobia Dahm, Souvid Datta, Daniel Etter Photography, Jan Grarup, Ciril Jazbec – Photographer, Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin, Kai Löffelbein, Aris Messinis, Alessandro Penso, Espen Rasmussen, Lior Sperandeo, Nicole Tung, Patrick Witty

FRIDAY • Vernissage & Concert • 6:00 pm – open end
• Opening-Speech by Selmin Çalışkan, secretary general of Amnesty International Deutschland 7:00 pm
• Acousti concert by singer-songwriter Dota 9:30-10:00 pm

SATURDAY • Open from 12:00 am – 6:00 pm
SUNDAY • Open from 12:00 am – 6:00 pm

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Donations will go by 100% to SOS MEDITERRANEE.

SOS MEDITERRANEE is a civic, European rescue society for people in distress in the central Mediterranean. The organization operates its rescue ship AQUARIUS since late February 2016. Since that time, more than 1.000 people have been saved from distress at sea. The organization is reliant on donations from civil society. [ www.sosmediterranee.org ]
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Website:
www.RefugeeCameras.com
The photo-series:
http://kevin-mcelvaney.com/portfolio/project-refugeecameras/
List of photographers, who will exhibit right next to the refugees:
http://kevin-mcelvaney.com/artist-support/

Special Thanks to
Spreewerkstätten for offering the venue and Lemonaid.
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#RefugeeCameras is part of the international Media
VICE • http://tinyurl.com/RC-Vice
The Atlantic: • http://tinyurl.com/RC-TheAtlantic
Al Jazeera English • http://tinyurl.com/aljazeerarc
RTL • http://tinyurl.com/hrcxb28
stern • http://tinyurl.com/sternrc