#RefugeeCameras Exhibition

29. januar 2017

KPH, LemonAID & Nyt Europa presents
#RefugeeCameras: 7 single-use cameras document the route to Europe

Friday, January 27 (6pm) to Sunday, January 29 (6 pm)
@ KPH, Enghavevej 80, 2450 Copenhagen

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”.

An additional perspective is added by the work of Sinawi Medine. The photographer was born in Eritrea in 1983 and was forced to leave his country for political reasons. Sinawi joined SOS MEDITERRANEE at the start of its rescue operations in February 2016 and documented the organisation’s work for two months.

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 PhotographySouvid 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 • 6:00 pm – open end
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
KPH 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