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Edition 2017

Canopée / an eye for an eye

Clicks and classes

Photographic connections

“Clicks and Classes”, a national operation run by Réseau Canopé with help from the Ministry of National Education, aims to raise young people’s awareness of photography.

In partnership with An Eye For An Eye, an organization that puts children in touch with each other worldwide through the medium of photography, Réseau Canopé gives Clicks and Classes an international scope.

The 2017 theme: “Exchange”
Classes from South Africa, Bolivia and Cambodia have pooled their creativity with their French counterparts in order to offer a photographic creation based on the theme of exchange. Groups of primary, middle and high school students questioned photographic production during workshops led by a teacher, a photographer and a mediator from a cultural institution. The students then designed photographs based on their environments, cultural identities and personalities.
The teachers used Viaéduc, a professional social network, to communicate and work with each other. Teamwork not only boosts creativity, but also fosters mutual understanding, discovery and exchanges between cultures.

Clicks and Classes in figures:
200 students
9 photographers
5 cultural organizations

Photographers/instructors: Régis Binard, Estelle Chaigne, Denis Lafontaine, Isabelle Lebon, Frédéric Lecloux, Yann Macherez, Dominique Mérigard, Manuel Seoane, Éric Sinatora

Cultural organizations: An Eye For An Eye, La Criée, Le Graph, Les Rencontres d’Arles, Stimultania, Association La Mano

International teams: Notre-Dame-de-Vaulx elementary school (Grenoble school district)/Battambang French school (Cambodia); Gilbert Dru elementary school, Lyon (Lyon school district)/La Paz Franco-Bolivian high school (Bolivia); Saint-Michel elementary school, Pléchâtel (Rennes school district)/Siem Reap French school (Cambodia); François Villon middle school, Fauville-en-Caux (Rouen school district)/Cape Town French school (South Africa); Le Bastion middle school, Carcassonne (Montpellier school district)/La Paz Franco-Bolivian high school (Bolivia); Général J.H.Fabre high school, Carpentras (Aix-Marseille school district)/Cape Town French school (South Africa)