Collective exhibition of photographs made by 25 visually impaired young people from Lodz, Stuttgart and Strasbourg; as a result of a cycle of workshops initiated and ran by Eric Vazzoler this year.
The exhibition, presented as a preview in Lodz, is accompanied by a catalogue and a short documentary film.
Opening on 8 June 2022 in the presence of young participants of Specjalny Ośrodek Szkolno – Wychowawczy Nr. 6 – Lodz.
A production in partnership with Fundacja Kamera*, the City of Stuttgart, the City of Strasbourg, the City of Lodz, Office Franco-Allemand pour la Jeunesse, DRAC Grand Est, Région Grand Est, Stiftung für Deutsch-Polnische Zusammenarbeit.
For 25 years now, photographer Eric Vazzoler has been running photo workshops for disadvantaged young people in France, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Russia and Central Asia.
Lodz and Strasbourg are two cities twinned with Stuttgart, where Eric is often present for photographic assignments.
So, at his request, he obtained first from the City of Stuttgart, and then from other partners, the support to run three parallel workshops for 25 visually impaired young people, 10 of whom are blind.
Despite the pandemic, the workshop sessions have been conducted weekly until May 2022.
Éric Vazzoler is a French photographer born in Paris in 1963.
He lives in Strasbourg and is a member of the German press agencies Zeitenspiegel Reportagen and Agentur Focus.
In 2006, accompanied by Alexandre Dayet (Fundacja Kamera), himself a Frenchman living in Lodz, Éric organised and led his first photo workshop for visually impaired young people at the Specjalny Ośrodek Szkolno – Wychowawczy Nr. 6 – Lodz.
Furthermore, Eric Vazzoler won the 2008 Grand Prix of the Lodz Fotofestiwal
*Exhibition accessible to the visually impaired (QR codes, audio description)