The main courtyard of the Ministry for Gozo, is the venue of a photographic exhibition – Exile Voices- by Reza – a renowned National Geographic photographer.
The exhibition shows photographs by Syrian and Yazidi children from two camps in Iraqi Kurdistan, through the Reza Visual Academy.
Exile Voices highlights the experiences and difficulties found by immigrants, and is being held with the collaboration of the Malta International Arts Festival. It will remain open to the public until Sunday, the 2nd of September.
Contributions to the exhibition have also been made by Maltese photographers Darren Zammit Lupi and Charles Mifsud.The exhibition is taking place as part of a programme of events for this month organised by the Ministry for Gozo
Reza is a philanthropist, idealist, humanist and renowned photojournalist, and has spent the last 40 years sharing with the world his unique photographs capturing people, cultures and traditions, thereby enabling a deeper understanding between human beings.
He is Explorer of the National Geographic Society and Senior Fellow of the Ashoka Foundation. Over the course of his career, with or without his camera, Reza has volunteered his service to those living in conflict-ridden societies.The priority of Reza is to provide visual education to vulnerable communities in order to give them the means of becoming trained and able to express themselves through photography.
Because of that, he created the NGO: Reza Visual Academy. More than training the youths, the NGO also displays the pictures taken by the young photographers in order to share their testimonies with the rest of the world.
Photographs of the exhibition by Alain Salvary
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