On September 20, 2019, the Pecci Center for Contemporary Art in Prato inaugurated the exhibition Sguardi Cangianti, the final moment and the public restitution of the Caleidoscopio photographic laboratory, winner of the Prendi Parte! Agire e pensare creativo, to promote the cultural inclusion of young people in situation of economic and social marginalization. ECCOM conducted the evaluation of the project in all its phases.
The project developed between November 2018 and June 2019 and involved young people between 18 and 29 who, accompanied by the Ivorian photographer Mohamed Keita and other experts in the sector, had the opportunity to acquire skills and abilities in the field of communication and new media, which can be used in the expressive and working fields.
On display are various artistic groups of eight of the young participants, characterized by the most diverse expressive modes, ranging from reportage to author photography, from street photography to portraits. The young photographers will give a different and plural look to the city of Prato, favouring a reversal of the point of view on the city and of the stereotypes with which it is usually described. Together with the images of the authors, there will be video and paper testimonies of the human and professional path carried out over the course of a year.
The course involved the participants in practical laboratory activities, through meetings with some of the greatest Italian artists and photographers, including Letizia Battaglia, Andrea Abati, Paola Di Bello, Paola Agosti, Marialba Russo, Francesco Jodice, Maurizio Montagna and professionals of the Studio Marangoni of Florence, Giuseppe Toscano, Paolo Cagnacci and Michele Borzoni, and of the Sedici di Prato Association with Filippo Bardazzi.
The exhibition will be visible from September to October 6, 2019.
Take a look through the gallery.