This event is intended to heighten people's awareness of the power of photography and its ability to make changes in people's lives - to extend our perspective and help us to grow a developed vision for the future.
We seek to encourage interaction, reflection, exchange and creating a space where participants are invited to explore the dimensions of social responsibility through the medium of photography.
Today the camera has become so accessible, it makes photography a widespread means of communication and is a tool for visual expression. Since the nineteenth century, photography has been the best tool to preserve and crystalize memories.
This is an exhibition presented by the Fez Gathering to create the opportunity for a dialogue among the works of international photographers. Here they present us with their unique perspectives of the Social responsibility.
Movement Cercle Souffles is a spiritual cultural and social movement dedicated to sufism and the Tijani spiritual path. Created as a intellectual circle gathering religious leaders, researchers, teachers, writers and artists affiliated to the Tijani spiritual path.
Hamza El Fasiki is a multidisciplinary artist: Traditional Visual Copper Artist and Traditional Andalusian Musician from Fez, Morocco. He is also Founder of CraftDraft.Org
Ramia Beladel (°1987, Marrakech, Morocco), graduated from the fine art institute in Tetouan Morocco, is an artist who works in a variety of media. With a conceptual approach, Beladel tries to approach a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered way, likes to involve the viewer in a way that is sometimes physical, her artworks directly respond to the surrounding environment and uses everyday experiences from the artist as a starting point. Often these experiences are framed instances that would go unnoticed in their original context.
PILOTENKUECHE / international artist residence' Martin Holz ,born in Germany, 1986, living and working in Leipzig, is a visual artist and author. He merges and combines artistic and literacy techniques to do a transdisciplinary spectrum with a special focus on performance art strategies, groupdynamic and intermediality. As initiator of the interdisciplinary symposium "conquering places" , Germany 2014, he worked as a project manager. In 2014 he started working at the project 'PILOTENKUECHE / international artist residence' as a scholar and later, in 2015, he run the project together with Ines Lucines. Basing on this activity he supports artists around the world giving one scholarship to its residents in a period of four months. Martin Holz realized diverse exhibitions, projects and publications. In these activities he iscontinuously working together with other artists, authors and scientists.
Frank Vellenga works a documentary filmmaker and photographer, usually on social issues. He lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. For more than 25 years he has worked as a director on documentaries and reportages, shown on filmfestivals and broadcasted on public tv , making photos “on the side” in countries as different as for example Morocco, Siberia/Russia, Indonesia, Eritrea , India, Bolivia, Congo, Sierra Leone, Egypt, Romania, Austria and Germany. Some of his films have been shown in over 30 countries in Europe, Asia and America. Now he is more into photography , basically looking for the meaning of pictures in a flood of visual stimulation via internet and other platforms . The more individualistic a photo is, the better it becomes is his credo .