About us

About us

Mission

The NGO AN EYE FOR AN EYE establishes long-term photographic exchanges between groups of children who are economically, socially or psychologically at-risk and live all over the world. Photography is taught as a language and gives the children the chance to communicate through images although they don’t have the same mother tongue and don’t have the opportunity to meet physically.

 

Approach

The children are considered as authors. They learn the basic techniques of photography, and an ambassador photographer sponsors each group. The photos taken by the children during the workshops are the result of an intent expressed by the young photographers who are involved in an approach of knowledge-sharing with their correspondants. The children practice with a cardboard frame in order to think about what they want to show before using the camera.

The adults only have a role of guidance. The children caption their photos and present them to the public during exhibitions.

Context

Accepting cultural diversity is a major challenge in the world today. It is an essential component in efforts to eliminate poverty and exclusion. Also, in a more general sense, it is a condition which is necessary to establishing healthy, mutually beneficial relationships between groups of people.

 

When we allow children from one world to communicate with children from another, it gives them an intuitive grasp of their own social and cultural environment, which engenders knowledge and understanding.

 

Using photography as a medium for story-telling and communication, our project, AN EYE FOR AN EYE, aims to promote access to culture, as well as equal opportunity. It strives to create social connections between children from different cultures, including children living in the same country. As a final outcome, children are given the tools to communicate and exchange with each other, beyond the bounds of ethnicity or social class.

Running of the exchanges

Several steps are involved in setting up these exchanges. We work with local structures (NGOs, community centers, shelters, schools) that are already well-established in their region. These structures must work with children on a regular basis.

Some dates

Map of the exchanges

France-India

Stains, France

urban area20 enfantsPrimary school Elsa Triolet, in Stains (Seine-Saint-Denis)

Kappai, Tamil Nadu, India

rural area15 enfantsNGO Chemins d’Enfances and organization Thamaraï, in Kappaï (Tamil Nadu)

France-India

Stains, France

urban area20 enfantsPrimary school Elsa Triolet, in Stains (Seine-Saint-Denis)

Kappai, Tamil Nadu, India

rural area15 enfantsNGO Chemins d’Enfances and organization Thamaraï, in Kappaï (Tamil Nadu)

France-Bolivia

12e Arrondissement, Paris, France

urban area25 enfantsAssociation Môm'Frenay, Réseau Môm'Artre, Paris 12ème arrondissement (15 children) / Association-cultural centre Le Chaplin, Mantes-la-Jolie (10 children)

Potosí, Département de Potosí, Bolivia

urban area18 enfantsConnat'Sop Organization, Potosí

France-Bolivia

12e Arrondissement, Paris, France

urban area25 enfantsAssociation Môm'Frenay, Réseau Môm'Artre, Paris 12ème arrondissement (15 children) / Association-cultural centre Le Chaplin, Mantes-la-Jolie (10 children)

Potosí, Département de Potosí, Bolivia

urban area18 enfantsConnat'Sop Organization, Potosí

France-Cambodia

A.i.r.e.s 10, Rue du Buisson Saint-Louis, Paris, France

urban area10 enfantsAires 10 Community centre in Paris

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

urban area13 enfantsNGO Pour un Sourire d’Enfant in Phnom Penh

France-Cambodia

A.i.r.e.s 10, Rue du Buisson Saint-Louis, Paris, France

urban area10 enfantsAires 10 Community centre in Paris

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

urban area13 enfantsNGO Pour un Sourire d’Enfant in Phnom Penh

France-South Africa

Calenzana, France

rural area20 enfantsPrimary public school of Calenzana

Ivory Park, Midrand, Gauteng, Afrique du Sud

urban area15 enfantsRebonwe Primary School, Ivory Park

France-South Africa

Calenzana, France

rural area20 enfantsPrimary public school of Calenzana

Ivory Park, Midrand, Gauteng, Afrique du Sud

urban area15 enfantsRebonwe Primary School, Ivory Park

CHILDREN FOCUS ON PLANET’S FUTURE

Paris, France

urban area77 enfantsAssociation Chemins d'enfances (France-Inde), Association Le Petit Maroc (France, Lille), Association Môm'Frenay-Réseau Môm'Artre (France, Paris), École élémentaire Elsa Triolet (France, Seine-Saint Denis), École élémentaire de Calenzana (France, Corse).

Phnom Penh, Cambodge

urban area53 enfantsAssociation Chemins d'enfances (France-India), Association Pour un sourire d'enfant (Cambodia), Association Thamaraï (Kappai, India), Rebonwe Primary School (South Africa), Potosí (Bolivia), Ilulissat (Ilulissat, Greenland).

CHILDREN FOCUS ON PLANET’S FUTURE

Paris, France

urban area77 enfantsAssociation Chemins d'enfances (France-Inde), Association Le Petit Maroc (France, Lille), Association Môm'Frenay-Réseau Môm'Artre (France, Paris), École élémentaire Elsa Triolet (France, Seine-Saint Denis), École élémentaire de Calenzana (France, Corse).

Phnom Penh, Cambodge

urban area53 enfantsAssociation Chemins d'enfances (France-India), Association Pour un sourire d'enfant (Cambodia), Association Thamaraï (Kappai, India), Rebonwe Primary School (South Africa), Potosí (Bolivia), Ilulissat (Ilulissat, Greenland).

FRANCE-CHINA

1 Place du 8 Mai 1945, 93240 Stains, France

urban area25 enfantsElsa Triolet Primary School, Stains

65 Liuying Road, Hongkou, Shanghai, Chine

urban area24 enfantsLiuying Rd Primary School, Shanghai

FRANCE-CHINA

1 Place du 8 Mai 1945, 93240 Stains, France

urban area25 enfantsElsa Triolet Primary School, Stains

65 Liuying Road, Hongkou, Shanghai, Chine

urban area24 enfantsLiuying Rd Primary School, Shanghai