Chişinău, February 1, 2019. A first-time exhibition of 60 artistic photographs, made by the children who serve their sentence at the Goian penitentiary, was inaugurated today in Chisinau. In a laboratory specially set up in Goian penitentiary, 12 boys aged 14-18 years, with the help of experts, discovered the magic of photo development process and learned to interpret the meaning of their own photos and those of their colleagues.
"More light for children"
Photographic art has become a space to express emotions for children in detention
About the project "Facilitating social reintegration of the children in Goian Penitentiary No. 10 by valuing their intellectual potential and cultivating new skills in visual arts"
The project was implemented last year, and it had a duration of 6 months. The photos were made by adolescents from Goian Penitentiary No. 10, during July-December 2018. The implementation of this innovative pilot-project was possible due to the efforts of Association for Documentary Photography "A-DOF", financial support from UNICEF Moldova, as well as co-operation from the main implementing partners - the Penitentiary No.10 from Goian and the National Administration of Penitentiaries of the Ministry of Justice.
This project can be replicated both in other penitentiary institutions and with other target groups.