29 . 9. 2020
A photography workshop for young Roma and Egyptians was held in Podgorica from 26 to 28 September 2020, and combined with the topic of human rights.
A group of young high school students from Berane, Nikšić and Podgorica enjoyed three days learning the theory and practice of good photography, as our photo documentation tells.
According to Dejan Kalezić, a well-known and renowned Montenegrin photographer who has had several solo exhibitions at home and abroad, the 15 young participants have been very interested in the workshop.
“I can say that the workshop was remarkably successful and that the participants showed significant interest and creativity in photography. I think they proved this with their works in the practical part. Although the workshop was short, they adopted certain knowledge that will help them in further work. The cooperation with the participants was excellent, they actively participated both in the lectures and in commenting on the photos taken, and I can say that this was a great experience for me as well”.
Dejan Kalezić made a selection of photos the participants took during the practical work, which we will publish separately.
This workshop was attended by the same group that had been trained in the workshop on human rights for future young activists, held earlier this month in Njeguši. We took this opportunity to remind young Roma and Egyptians of the importance of human rights and revise recently learned material, which we believe they will use in their life and work.
For that part of the three-day workshop responsible was Elvis Beriša, Director of the Roma youth NGO Phiren Amenca (“Walk with us”), which is a partner organization of Help in the implementation of the project “Civil society in action – promoting and protecting Roma and Egyptian rights in Montenegro.” The project is supported by the European Commission through the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR).
A photo gallery from the three-day workshop follows and testifies the interest of RE youth in the photography craft.
At the end of each day, the participants of the photo workshop were reminded of some important lessons about human rights with Elvis Beriša from “Phiren Amenca”. They also took an active part in the exercises.
Tomorrow we will share photos that these young people have made themselves, and which were approved by their coach, renowned photographer Dejan Kalezić.