You See Me - I See You: Cultural Diversity in the Eyes of Roma

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Country/partner countries

Project lead partner/organization and contact person (e-mail, links) project website
Project promoters are the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenian Ethnographic Museum

Project manager: Ksenija Vidmar Horvat

Summary (goals and purposes of the project)
The project and final exhibition in the Palais de l'Europe in Strasbourg, Slovenia contributes to European initiatives to raise awareness of the cultural diversity in today's Europe, the strengthening of intercultural dialogue between Roma and non-Roma and to change the social image of Roma, which will lead to a more tolerant coexistence and respectful attitude towards diversity.

Results of the project
Exhibition You See Me - I See You: Cultural Diversity in the Eyes of Roma, which took place in Strasbourg during Slovenia's presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe from 28th September to 15th October 2009, presents the results of this work. Photos are presented in three sections: From Roma family albums, Tell the Camera: You see me and Tell the photo: I see you.

Photographic Workshops

Photographic Workshop entitled Tell the photography took place in June 2009 at two locations: in Kamenci (mentors Luka Cjuha and Borut Krajnc) and at the premises of the Elementary School by Louis Adamic in Grosuplje (mentors Joco Žnidaršič and Jure Eržen). Participants were the children from the village Kamenci and the children from Roma settlements around Grosuplje. The participants of photographic workshops (including 18 children) are with the consent of their parents and elders led by students Yulia Sardelić and Ana Podvršič. At the first meeting, the mentors first briefly presented the work with the camera and the basics of photography and photojournalism. This was followed by practical work, shooting at selected locations. After completion of the workshop work, the participants together with trainers assessed the work done and got further instructions.

Who will benefit from this project (target group)
Roma minority in Slovenia, Roma children

Sources of funding
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SI), the Government Communication Office (SI) and the Ministry of Culture (SI)