Stowarzyszenie Projektów Międzynarodowych „INPRO”

Młodość w obiektywie

Młodość w obiektywie

Youth in Lens was a youth exchange that took place between 9 and 15 of January 2022. 25 young people from Poland, HungaryPortugal, and the Czech Republic met in Rzeszów to develop themselves by using photography. The participants were challenged to create a whole photo exhibition which was organized at the art gallery in the city center of Rzeszów, the Biuro Wystaw Artystycznych. The photographies addressed the difficulties young people face in their countries and portrayed the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

The project was initiated and coordinated by INPRO, in cooperation with the Associação Nó Gordio from Portugal, the Dům dětí a mládeže Horažďovice from the Czech Republic and the KÖZ-Pont Ifjúsági Egyesület from Hungary.

The group spent the first day getting to know each other and visiting the city of Rzeszów for the first time, with a quest in teams to discover the most important points in the city. On the following days, they first received a basic photography training by a professional photographer, and then tried to apply the newly learned skills by themselves. The group had also the opportunity to debate about photography in a wider context: from manipulation in the media to advertisement, and the relation of pictures with journalism and the impact in society.

The topics for the final pictures were decided after a workshop about global and local problems and human rights. Every participant got inspiration to portray a world issue through an image. Once the pictures were taken, it was time to edit and modify them, with the help of our long-term volunteers.The printed photographs were put in the frames, and they were taken to the vernissage. Some participants were responsible for promoting the exhibition, while the rest focused on the details related to the course of the vernissage. The evening was a success, every new photographer had the time to explain his/her work and the photos aroused the interest of visitors.

More photos from the Youth in Lens youth exchange can be viewed in this photo gallery from our vernissage, which took place at the Biuro Wystaw Artystycznych in Rzeszów.

 Our partners:

1. Stowarzyszenie Projektów Miedzynarodowych „INPRO” – Poland
2. Associação Nó Górdio – Portugal
3. KÖZ-Pont Ifjúsági Egyesület – Hungary
4.  Dům dětí a mládeže Horažďovice – Czech Republic