Education in photography and new media for young citizens
Following the demand of Indonesian institutions for more cooperation with Europe, the French Institute Surabaya, and the Goethe Institute of Indonesia (Wisma Jerman) have set up a program on "Education in photography and new media for young citizens" funded by the "Franco-German Cultural Fund" which features:
- a Photography Residency,
- a symposium in Surabaya,
- Photography exhibitions in Europe and Indonesia.
Two GOBELINS students in 2nd year of Bachelor in Photography, Lola HEMET and Thomas PRINGAUX, took part in this program.
Indonesia, the 16th largest territory in the world, with a population of 275 million inhabitants, more than 50% of whom are under 30 years old, is one of the most connected countries in the world :3rd country for Facebook users, with Jakarta being 1st city for Twitter/ X users worldwide.
Indonesia is also particularly exposed to the challenges of the digital age and its impact in the field of photography.
Addressing the issues of “Youth, Identity, Territory”, the photography residency aimed at strengthening the autonomy of students, and at meeting the needs of the community, especially young people, through an intercultural training in photography and new media.
It involved 12 students from Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie Berlin, Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Art Germany, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences Airlangga University (UNAIR), Bromo school of Photography, the Indonesian Institute of Arts in Yogyakarta, and GOBELINS Paris.
The residency was hosted at the Jiwa Jawa Hotel Complex of the Bromo School of Photography (100 kms from Surabaya) from September 2 to 14th under the supervision of Mr Ridho (Bromo School of Photography). Two experts from Hannover University and Gobelins Paris - Mrs Karen Fromm and Jerome Jehel - mentored the residency.
This enriching experience led to a restitution of the students’ works at an international colloquium which took place at Airlanga University in Surabaya on September 14th and 15th.
The colloquium brought together international experts and reseachers who exchanged their views on the challenges of photography and new media education for youth empowerment.
GOBELINS is grateful for this initiative which gave an incredible opportunity for two of its students in 2nd year of Bachelor in Photography (Lola HEMET and Thomas PRINGAUX) to take part in this program.
GOBELINS is honoured to host the first exhibition of the 12 young photographers, in Paris.
73, boulevard Saint-Marcel
From November 9th to Decembre 8th 2023