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Clarafond-Arcine, France - 28 Portraits

Dans le cadre des commémorations de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale, nous avons eu comme projet de faire se rencontrer les anciens du villages avec les élèves de notre classe. Les portraits seront la conclusion de ces rencontres intergénérationnelles autour du devoir de mémoire.
Ils seront affichés sur la mairie ainsi que sur la ligne de démarcation qui traversait le village en 1940.
Ces échanges permettent aux plus anciens et aux plus jeunes de partager autour de la mémoire, de la paix et de la solidarité. C'était le moyen pour les plus jeunes de prendre possessions de l'histoire de leur village et de la partager avec tous les concitoyens.

● How was your experience with Inside Out?
Lors des commémorations du 8 mai dernier, les habitants de la commune de Clarafond-Arcine, les élus locaux, les représentants de la République, ont pu découvrir les portraits des élèves et des anciens du village, lors d'une lecture publique relatant leur rencontre et le témoignage qu'ils avaient reçu en héritage.

● What was the impact of your group action? How did people react?
Cette découverte des portraits a été l'occasion pour les habitants et visiteurs de découvrir l'Histoire de Clarafond-Arcine, la portée et l'importance du devoir de mémoire et la nécessité de le transmettre aux jeunes générations.

●What is the best story or quote you collect from your action?
Il a été très étonnant de voir à quel point les anciens ne se sentaient pas légitimes et étonnés que les enfants puissent être intéressés par leur histoire. Lors de la découverte des portraits, ils ont été très émus de se voir, "en grand".

● Did you encounter any issues while doing the project? If yes, how did you solved them?
Il a été difficile de convaincre les élus de la nécessité de coller les affiches sur des bâtiments. Un consensus a été trouvé: coller les affiches sur des panneaux de bois, qui ont été ensuite exposés sur la place centrale du village.

More info: http://goo.gl/sBBISf

VIVRE ENSEMBLE

Selestat, France - 126 Portraits

A travers le projet inside out, la volonté du Lycée des métiers Schweisguth (LP et CFA) est d’une part de prévenir les comportements incivils et de faire prendre conscience aux apprenants que la vie au sein d'une communauté se fonde sur le respect des autres et de l'espace collectif et d’autre part de mettre en valeur tous les corps de métiers représentés au sein de notre Etablissement.

● How was your experience with Inside Out?
"Cette action a resserré les liens et elle a fédéré les différentes personnes du système éducatif (apprenants, personnel enseignant, administratif, personnel de direction, agents techniques).
La communauté éducative a participé de manière active à ce projet et les moments les plus intenses ont été la journée de shooting en présence de la réalisatrice du clip et le jour où les photos ont été dévoilées au public.
Sincèrement il n'y a pas eu de points faibles si ce n'est le délai imparti pour que l'action se réalise dans les meilleures conditions.
Les passants s'arrêtaient spontanément devant les portraits sur la façade du lycée et CFA pour lire les messages et prendre des photos.
A noter que la presse locale écrite (DNA, L'Alsace, a largement diffusée notre action auprès du public."

● What was the impact of your group action? How did people react?
"Il y a eu tout d'abord une véritable adhésion des élèves qui ont ensuite mené chacun un travail de réflexion sur le sens du message qu'ils voulaient faire passer sur le ""vivre ensemble"".
Il n'est donc pas étonnant que beaucoup de messages choisis fassent référence à la paix, la tolérance, au respect...
Il s'agissait aussi de valoriser les corps de métiers et beaucoup d'apprentis et d'élèves se sont présentés le jour du shooting en tenue professionnelle.

Par ailleurs les différentes sections de l'établissement ont été mobilisées pour l'organisation du projet.
Des apprentis peintres, des coiffeuses et des élèves des sections d'accueil et de la restauration rapide ont pu mettre leurs compétences en avant au profit de ""Inside Out.""

● Do you have any advice for future group action leaders?
"Il faut avoir avant tout un message fort et porteur.
Il faut croire en ce projet, être altruiste et arriver à fédérer une équipe et une communauté éducative.
Il ne faut, par ailleurs, négliger aucune étape du projet dans le déroulement de l'organisation."

●What is the best story or quote you collect from your action?
"Nous avons eu une liberté totale dans la mise en œuvre de ce projet et ceci grâce au soutien et à la confiance que nous a accordés notre proviseur Monsieur SCHLIENGER. C'était très important pour nous de travailler dans cette dynamique sereine et très créative car nous nous entretenions souvent sur le projet.
Il y a eu aussi les échanges, les sourires et les remerciements avec tous les participants que nous garderons en mémoire."

● Did you encounter any issues while doing the project? If yes, how did you solved them?
A vrai dire non. Les choses se sont déroulées de manière fluide et nous avons respecté le cahier des charges que nous nous étions imposé.

More info: http://goo.gl/zEsS4a

ACCEPTE-TOI, ACCEPTE L'AUTRE

Rodez, France - 510 Portraits

"Accepte-toi, accepte l’autre"
Nous sommes un groupe d’ élèves des classes d'arts plastiques du lycée Foch de Rodez (France) qui voulons défendre avec 510 lycéens, parents et amis et leurs 510 portraits une cause qui nous tient à cœur: la lutte contre les discriminations.
Nous souhaitons nous inscrire contre ces comportements qui rejettent l'autre au prétexte qu'il n'est pas ou ne pense pas comme soi.
L’altérité pose la question de l’autre mais aussi de soi. Ainsi, accepter l’autre c’est d’abord avoir conscience de sa propre identité, c’est s’accepter soi-même et son image. C’est la démarche des 510 personnes qui ont accepté de poser devant notre appareil photo au long de cette expérience artistique.
Ce projet nous pousse à comprendre et apprécier les différences pour ce qu’elles sont. Il nous permet aussi de sensibiliser notre communauté scolaire, les habitants de notre ville, de notre pays et, grâce à JR et son collectif Inside Out de crier aux gens du monde entier : Nous voulons plus de tolérance !

● How was your experience with Inside Out?
"ACCEPTE-TOI, ACCEPTE L’AUTRE est une action artistique réalisée dans le cadre des apprentissages des arts plastiques au lycée Foch (Rodez) où la photographie est abordée sous ses multiples aspects depuis la chambre noire jusqu’à la toile.
ACCEPTE-TOI, ACCEPTE L'AUTRE est une action collective interrogeant la place de l’art dans la cité et dans la formation des futurs citoyens. Puissance d’action entre poésie et acte politique
Toute l'action depuis le premier jour s'est révélée positive, d'abord par l'adhésion des élèves au projet. Ce projet qui met en avant la question de la tolérance et l'acceptation de l'autre en tant qu'être différent a trouvé toute sa résonnance dans la période trouble que nous vivons actuellement en France. Chaque élève a eu à cœur de trouver des personnes qui partageaient notre message, a eu à cœur de réaliser la bonne photo (cadrage, lumière, contraste, posture) de ses camarades, de ses amis, de sa famille. Donner du sens au travail artistique, le rendre visible aux yeux de tous à travers l'exposition sur la place publique a rendu les jeunes particulièrement fiers de vivre cette expérience. Le collage Esplanade des Rutènes et l'installation des panneaux sur les grilles d’enceinte du lycée se sont déroulés dans la plus grande liesse mais aussi dans un esprit d'autonomie remarquable. Le moment que j'ai préféré a été celui où les posters sont arrivés, cris, fous rires, étonnements, sauts de joie. Les yeux pétillaient et chacun voulait voir si les photos qu’il avait réalisées étaient là et chacun se confrontait à l’échelle de l’image. "

● What was the impact of your group action? How did people react?
Notre action a certainement eu un impact fort car elle a amené les participants à réfléchir sur les discriminations dans le cadre des cours autres que celui d'arts plastiques, j'ai vu se parler des gens qui s'ignoraient d'habitude, j'ai vu le groupe classe se souder, j'ai vu des élèves prendre des initiatives, j'ai vu des gens regarder avec attention notre travail et nous poser des questions, nous féliciter, j'ai ressenti du respect face à cette action. Cette action a rendu visible le travail des élèves de l’option arts plastiques du lycée Foch et a montré leur vitalité, leur détermination. Le directeur académique de l'éducation nationale est venu nous encourager ainsi que les chefs d'établissement et l'adjointe à la culture de la mairie de Rodez. Dans de nombreux lycées en France l'enseignement artistique est remis en cause pour des raisons budgétaires. Jugé inutile dans la formation des élèves, il est pourtant source d’épanouissement et il contribue à la formation des futurs citoyens. Comme ici il peut défendre de grandes causes. « La peinture n’est pas faite pour décorer les appartements » disait Picasso. À Rodez nous ajoutons notre indignation à celle des lycéens du Loir et Cher.

● Do you have any advice for future group action leaders?
Pour 360 portraits collés au sol il a fallu 14 seaux de 20 l de colle (colle biodégradable pour affiches) diluée à 1 pour 20, il faut être trois par poster. 80 élèves se sont succédés pour effectuer le collage commencé à 8h30, terminé à 13h. Le plus grand ennemi est le vent

●What is the best story or quote you collect from your action?
Le mélange des générations.

● Did you encounter any issues while doing the project? If yes, how did you solved them?
"Au début nous avons eu peur de ne pouvoir atteindre le chiffre que nous nous étions fixé, car beaucoup de personnes bien qu’adhérant à notre projet n’acceptaient pas de se laisser photographier. La météo, vent violents et pluie, a retardé notre action et n’a pas permis que le collage reste longtemps sur le sol.
Mais le plus difficile fut l’obtention du lieu. Le sol de l’Esplanade des Rutènes à Rodez, tout nouvellement aménagé suite à la construction du musée Soulages fait l’objet de la plus grande attention de la part des élus et jusqu’au dernier moment le lieu du collage en ce lieu resta incertain."

More info: http://goo.gl/DZDDly

UNITED YOUTH AGAINST CHILD ABUSE

Lagoa, Portugal - 12 Portraits

Peace and Understanding are the answer!
For those that suffer violence and abuse, know that: YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

● How was your experience with Inside Out?
We enjoyed everything. From the start to the end.

● What was the impact of your group action? How did people react?
Our felow students and teachers asked what we were doing and were pleased to know our statement. The impact was positive.

● Did you encounter any issues while doing the project? If yes, how did you solved them?
The pasting was a trouble at the begining and 2 of the posters come out as soon as we paste them. We were a bit upset and paste them again. We also realise that the mesage was being transmited and even if the posters come out, we've done our job.

More info: http://goo.gl/iqByHA

PACIFIC STORYTELLERS

TAHITI, FRENCH POLYNESIA - 1 000 Portraits

A'ATA - SMILE FOR PEACE
Joy of living and generosity are defining Polynesian values. Our action is driven by the belief that they should always be remembered and embodied by each one of us, especially, during times of increasing violence in our community. We are joy of living. We are generosity. We are Polynesian.
(A'ATA means "to laugh" in Tahitian language)

● How was your experience with Inside Out?
Our experience of Inside Out (IO) was transformative and unifying, not only for us as IO Ambassadors and local catalysts of the initiative, but also for our community. We began with the idea of recording a dozen smiles, but the increasing excitement around the project unexpectedly flourished into a collection of a thousand smiles of Polynesians of all ages, socio-economic status, profession, and ethnic backgrounds. With the help of 150 volunteers and strong institutional support from the local government and businesses, what started as an idea over coffee rapidly became a societal phenomenon, a common project. The project naturally presented some challenges. Some of the low points principally included aggressive acts of vandalism and criticism towards using a public art project as the panacea to violence in French Polynesia. The vandalism led some of the panels to be taken down earlier than planned. It also sparked debates around violence and the culturally disconnected Polynesian youth in the media and social networks. Volunteers who have spent countless hours helping out, as well as those who have been touched by the cause, were extremely hurt by the actions of those who tagged and tore down some of the portraits. However, despite these difficulties, the A’ATA - SMILE FOR PEACE initiative was extremely positive and exceeded expectations. We wanted this project to engage people in a way that will resonate with
everyone, revive community bonds, and offer new insights. We wanted to do something different, beautiful and meaningful, and that was achieved. The spontaneous and selfless momentum of generosity we received from the community as well as their genuine gratitude at the end of the project was worth the numerous months of hard work to make this initiative be the best it could be.

● What was the impact of your group action? How did people react?
People took ownership of the initiative from the very start, which we read as a confirmation that there was a need for expression, for direction, and for inspiration. Our actions also touched the most remote places of French Polynesia, places where the sense of community as a way of life and philosophy is the strongest. Our call for action for a revival of our true nature strongly resonated with them. We are currently exploring ways we could help them carry on the Inside Out initiative in their respective communities. We certainly feel that our action had an impact on the issue we were trying to address. To our statement against the growing violence in our community, some responded with support and gratitude; others with violence. While the latter form of response saddens us, we find comfort and strength in remembering that the overall experience remains a deep and unifying process. Today A’ATA is much more than a word or the name of a public art project. It's a symbol, a concept, whose weight and meaning goes beyond its literal translation. It has become the word of the moment, a reference to express a sense of self. To be A’ATA, to live A’ATA, to think A’ATA, is a re-encounter with the essence of Polynesian culture and value system.

● Do you have any advice for future group action leaders?
Keep sharing the movement, continue providing the opportunity to develop it when given the chance.

●What is the best story or quote you collect from your action?
“J'ai pas pu avoir moi aussi ma photo pour le projet #AATAsmileforpeace... du coup je le fais moi même ฀#SoyezHeureuxEtSouriezALaVie”
[ENG: “I didn’t get a chance to get my picture taken for the project#AATAsmileforpeace...so I just did it myself ฀#BeHappyandKeepSmilingatLife”]

● Did you encounter any issues while doing the project? If yes, how did you solved them?
The very aspiration of making A’ATA - SMILE FOR PEACE a common project that would involve as many actors as possible led to a series of technical challenges. The collaboration with public and private institutions for instance, came with specific requests regarding the length of the street exhibit. Our partners and sponsors wished to see the exhibit last for at least a couple of weeks, and up to 6 months for some. This became an added constraint because it impacted the quality in which the photos needed to be printed, the choice of pasting support and pasting surfaces. The combination of all these factors placed important pressure on our original budget. We were also confronted with other technical challenges in some cities due to our own desire to be original and
creative with the choice of pasting surfaces such as a lighthouse, a cathedral, the international airport and tall buildings and hills to mention a few.

More info: http://goo.gl/v7cVGd

Women of India

HARYANA STATE, INDIA - 33 Portraits

My name is Swapna Maini and I am an artist and art teacher. I have a small studio in Gurgaon (a satellite town of New Delhi), India where I teach children aged between 6 to 17 years.
My students chose to photograph women in 2 villages in the state of Haryana (which has the worst sex ratio in India). We chose to photograph only women because being a patriarchal society, women in India are generally relegated to the background of society and not seen outside of their homes as much as men are!
Also, the interesting thing about these villages was how completely cut off they were from city life and the urban lifestyle. The villagers still live a very traditional life and seem unaffected by the economic development that is taking place in India! They still sleep on traditional rope beds, out under the stars and eat only what they grow. It was very educational for my urban students to experience the village life and photograph it! Most of the women we photographed had never been photographed before in their lives!!
So we intend to go back to the village and paste the images of these women on the walls of their homes.

● How was your experience with Inside Out?
"For me this project started with JR's video that I saw on Ted Talk and then shared with my students at my studio. We brainstormed for many months about how we could create a group action and weren't sure what exactly we could do. In India, putting up art in public spaces is EXTREMELY difficult. It's nearly impossible to get permissions, especially to put up faces of people. So we figured that it'll have to be done in a space where we have permissions in advance.

We were also clear that we wanted to work on the topic of women since, living in Delhi, we feel extremely unsafe as women. Half the reason for this is the attitude of men towards women in this part of India (the society here is deeply patriarchal) and the other half is that the number of women on the streets and public spaces in abysmally low.

We decided that we're going to take pictures of women and paste them outdoors, near their homes as a way to invite them into a public space and create a space where the public comes face to face with images of women they know or are related to.

We decided to try out the project in rural Haryana as Haryana is the state with the worst sex ratio in India and known to be deeply patriarchal. So we selected two villages and through a member of the local Legislative Assembly, got permissions to shoot and paste in these villages.

One of the highlights was during our first trip to the village... we stayed the night there so that we could shoot the women at sunrise milking the cows and working in the fields. My students and I slept on rope beds which the villagers lovingly made for us outdoors, under the stars and ate all our meals with them, cooked in the traditional style with a wood fire, in the open. The women also taught my students to make Indian bread (naan) in the traditional style- something we never get to see in the cities! We were overwhelmed by the love and acceptance we received from the entire village and how they were so happy to share their homes and stories about their lives with us!

The other highlight of course was my interaction with the Inside Out team! It has been such a delight working with you guys... I've always felt like the team has been fully involved and very supportive! Big thank you for everything!

For the low point, please refer to the question on issues we encountered during the project.

Responses-
While photographing- At first the women were very shy to be photographed because most of them had never faced a camera in their lives! Many women would cover their face with a cloth to avoid being photographed. We did not insist on any women showing her face and only photographed those who were okay to interact with us. Interestingly it turned out that the older women (aged 60 and above) were far more open to being photographed and even enjoyed the drama around it! One elderly woman came out of her home smoking a bidi (Indian cigarette) and asked our team to come take her pictures!
Everytime we went to a new part of the village, the locals would come out of their homes with snacks and drinks for us! There was a lot of acceptance towards our group primarily because it was a group of school children and so there was clearly open curiosity and at the same time no one was worried about our motives for the project.

While pasting- The villagers were very curious about what we were doing in their villages... but in a very friendly way! The children were always gathered around us and people were joking and exchanging banter around our project site. It was a very lively atmosphere! In fact we relied entirely on the glue that the village ladies made for us from wheat flour which is what is used to make rotis (Indian naan)! They sent us buckets upon buckets of glue!

● What was the impact of your group action? How did people react?
"Much of this question has been answered in other questions! I definitely think our action made an impact which is why we got a reaction (whether postive or nagative) from the community! Clearly the women and children were far more open to our action than the men. It seemed the men were forced to look at themselves and their women differently through the powerful images we pasted on their village walls. Evidently not all the men liked what they saw. In most of rural India, it is not okay for the women to be seen outside of their homes in any non-traditional role. As long as she is drawing water from the well or harvesting the crops or milking the cows, her presence outdoors is legitimate. But as soon as she steps out to be seen through the lens of a camera and her face is blown up and pasted on a wall... that clearly was not comfortable for many men! It challenges the status quo and being a deeply patriarchal society, the men generally always have the last word in any decision.
Apart from impacting the community, I think our group action also ended up impacting my students who were a part of this action! Nothing even remotely close to this had ever happened to them in their lives and a lot of them returned from the village shaken by what they had seen. They had only so far read in books that female children are killed in the womb in this part of the country and now they saw how a patriarchal society creates such a deep gender imbalance! I feel this is an experience they will always remember! "

● Do you have any advice for future group action leaders?
Pastings are not as easy as they look in the IOP videos ;) If you have lots of posters, make sure you have lots of volunteers to put them up as well!

"It's been a great pleasure working with your team and I would like to thank JR for this beautiful project that he's created for people all over the world to work on!

I hope to be able to take this project to the next level and wrap the outside of the first compartment of the Delhi Metro train with pictures of women. When the delhi metro started a few years ago, it had become nearly impossible for women on ride on it because the men were completely out of control and there were way too many cases of molestation and groping, etc. The authorities then decided to keep the first compartment reserved for only women and any man seen in that compartment can actually be taken to jail! But even after all these years of a reserved compartment for women, the ridership of women on our trains in abysmally low! I would like to create an action that calls women in Delhi out of their homes and into public spaces like metros so that they can go about living a fuller life and do things that they probably thought were not possible so far!

I'm not sure how IOP can help in this project because I doubt the metro authorities will allow us to stick paper on their trains. It'll most probably have to be like the giant plastic stickers they use for the advertisements on the train.

The first step is to talk to the authorities and see if they are even open to our idea and then I will get in touch with your team to let you know if I need any help :) "

●What is the best story or quote you collect from your action?
I think the most interesting part of the project was when we realized our posters had been torn! Even though it was a negative reaction by the community, it was a reaction which meant that our action was powerful! We did not go into the villages with the intention to challenge anyone or any idea but it's interesting how some of the villagers interpreted our action!

● Did you encounter any issues while doing the project? If yes, how did you solved them?
"I have addressed the issues of finding people for portraits, authorizations and making glue in the first answer.

We carried out pastings in the two villages where we shot the women.. We had completed the pastings in the first village and had just started the second when we took a lunch break. When we got back, we found that ALL the posters we had stuck in the second village had been torn and vandalised. There was an eerie silence in the village and when we asked the villagers standing around about who tore our posters, they told us it was some children. We found this very difficult to believe because the children had been so friendly towards us and had been laughing and playing around our group! We also noticed that when we returned to the village post lunch, suddenly all the women were covering their faces completely and no one looked us in the eye. You will see all this footage in the video given in the link in the first answer.

We had no choice but to leave the village because clearly something had happened while we were away that had created a sense of hostility towards our group and I could not jeopardise the safety of my students. So we had a quick meeting with the villagers who supported our action and one of them offered the wall of his property (1 km away from the village) to create a gallery of the posters. He said he would guard the art and ensure it was not vandalised. We gifted him a fig tree sapling to plant in his courtyard as a sort of mark that we were there! "

More info: http://goo.gl/aTnkyI

La violencia se puede vencer, el arte es parte de la solución.

SANTA ANA , EL SALVADOR - 22 Portraits

Queremos que mi pueblo pueda vencer el miedo y la violencia, todos podemos participan, todos podemos unirnos. El miedo a expresarse mediante el arte es vencer a los problemas sociales de violencia de nuestro país.

● How was your experience with Inside Out?
"Nunca se había visto en El Salvador un proyecto de arte urbano de este calibre. Leí sobre InsideOutProject, y me pareció que podía llevar una acción de grupo, y que podía llamar la atención de mi pueblo, para crear conciencia sobre lo que se está viviendo en El Salvador. ""La violencia social"" es muy preocupante lo que se vive en mi ""pulgarcito de América"" El Salvador.
Pues como antibajos puedo mensionar que mi equipo decisidió no seguir con el proyecto por razones de temor e incertidumbre.
Pero una persona de mi comunidad me dió animos para continuarlo.
La parte más bonita del proyecto para mi fué cuando en la exposición de las fotografías una niña me pidió que lé tomara una foto junto a los poster, las personas al rededor les dió curiosidad y me preguntaban, sobre mi acción, luego se tomaban fotos también."

● What was the impact of your group action? How did people react?
"Creo que con esté pequeño proyecto de arte urbano, se pusó un precedente para proximos proyectos de arte que generen conciencia sobre cualquier tema no solo la violencia.
Mi comunidad, mis amigos mi familia descubrierón que el arte puede ser divertido, puede generar conciencia y puede unir un pueblo."

● Do you have any advice for future group action leaders?
Mi consejo es que sí tienen un ideal, una acción de grupo, un motivo para llevar una causa justa en su país, no se detengan en realizarlo, no importa cuantos obstáculos tengan en el camino, hay una gran satisfacción cuando uno lucha por lo que es justo.

●What is the best story or quote you collect from your action?
"La exposición de las fotografías solo era un día, pero las personas pidierón que la exposición durara una semana más.
La directora de la casa de la cultura en Santa Ana, me pidió hacer otro proyecto similar para un futuro. "

● Did you encounter any issues while doing the project? If yes, how did you solved them?
"Cuando el paquete con los poster llegarón a aduana El Salvador nos pedian un montón de tramites, pero el equipo de InsideOutProject fué muy oportuno y resolvió el problema.
También hubo una Universidad estatal que no dejó que el proyecto se desarrollará en sus instalaciones debido al problema de violencia que se vive en El Salvador."

More info: http://goo.gl/Rr4WUF

« TOUS HUMAINS ? AUJOURD’HUI J’AI 12 ANS, 1930, 2016 »

CHERBOURG EN COTENTIN, FRANCE - 60 Portraits

Encadrés par des enseignants de lettres, anglais et arts plastiques, une assistante d’éducation, au sein de la classe expérimentale « Photographie & image numérique » les élèves d’une classe de 6e et un groupe d’Ulis du Collège Cachin ont réalisé des diptyques photographiques associant leur portrait et un portrait d’enfant du même âge, migrant ou travailleur des années vingt ou trente, photographié par Lewis Wickle Hine aux Etats-Unis.
ce projet a permis aux élèves de se replonger dans l’histoire de leur ville et de faire des recherches sur les années trente, période de la construction de la gare maritime transatlantique de Cherbourg et d’une série de portraits d’enfants photographiés par Lewis Hine aux Etats-Unis. Face à ces portraits d’enfants de leur âge, migrant ou travailleur, les élèves ont opté pour la réalisation de diptyque mettant en parallèle un enfant de 12 ans en 2016 avec un jeune du même âge en 1930.

« La réalisation des diptyques photographiques est avant tout un travail artistique sur le portrait, explique leur professeur d’arts plastiques, Denis Tessier. Le choix des cadrages, des angles de prise de vue, des postures, des dialogues plastiques avec leur « pair », la lecture des témoignages recueillis lors des prises de vue par Lewis Hine; ont placé les élèves en situation d’analyse comparative de leur vie, de celle des migrants et ou de leurs jeunes ancêtres des années 20 et 30 aux Etats-Unis… Ils ont (re) découvert l’histoire de l’émigration vers les Etats-Unis dans leur ville et ailleurs, la puissance « dénonciatrice » des portraits photographiques de Lewis Hine dans la remise en question et l’interdiction du travail pour les enfants aux USA au début du XX° siècle… »

● How was your experience with Inside Out?
Une excellente implication des élèves pendant toutes les phases du projet, de l'émotion pendant la pose par un élève de la dernière photo.
La déception de ne pas pouvoir coller les photo sur la Cité de la Mer.
Un accueil trés positif de la population de Cherbourg et sur les réseaux sociaux.

● What was the impact of your group action? How did people react?
"Un impact fort auprès des élèves des enseignants, des autorités de la ville, présence du Maire lors du temps fort organisé le 3 mai…
Le message est passé..."

● Do you have any advice for future group action leaders?
Lancez-vous et profitez….

●What is the best story or quote you collect from your action?
Lors du temps fort du 3 mai, les élèves ont joués un dialogue, très émouvant entre un élève d'aujourd'hui et un enfant des années trente...

● Did you encounter any issues while doing the project? If yes, how did you solved them?
"Malgré l'obtention de toutes les autorisations, l'absence de créneau pour nettoyer la façade de la Cité de la Mer à bloqué la pose sur celle-ci.
La pose s'est fait finalement sur un bâtiment en face de la gare maritime."

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