portrait photography self-esteem

Photo: Bärbel Tomasi


SELF-ESTEEM – Photographs of people with special needs

PhotoQuarter Vienna presents 'SELF-ESTEEM'– photographs of people with special needs. The 5th district of Vienna is one exhibition space richer: The PhotoQuarter, housed in the former Schlössl Cinema, Margaretenstraße 127, presents works from Austria’s up and coming photographers as well as well-known international artists. And kicking it all off will be the opening of our exhibition, 'SELF-ESTEEM' photographs of people with special needs, on Friday 27th May 2011 from 8pm. Exhibited will be photographs which were taken in the workshops of the Bandgesellschaft, a care facility for disabled people. Paola Zofrea Battipede, Pepa Georgieva, Markus Hippmann, Doris Lieba-Samal and Bärbel Tomasi (all from the Photography School Vienna) have created portraits of people with learning difficulties showing them in their work and living environments. Through which insightful pictures emerged, depicting the self-esteem with which these disabled people go through life. Since the basic needs such as food, sleep as well as work are often more important in the care of the disabled, these feelings are sometimes little in evidence. However this is not the case with the collaborative photography project between the Photography School Vienna and the Bandgesellschaft. Here above all else, the people themselves and their emotions stand at the centre of attention. This is also depicted by the artists in the exhibited portrait photographs.

portrait photography people with special needs

Photo: Markus Hippmann

The Bandgesellschaft is a private, non-profit organisation, which has given itself the task of supporting and assisting people with disabilities, enabling them to carry out equal and self-determined lives. Within their workshops orders and assignments from Austrian industrial companies are realized. Through which the employees of the workshops achieve the satisfaction of contributing to society.

Private viewing & exhibition opening 'SELF-ESTEEM' on Friday 27.05.2011, 8pm in PhotoQuarter Vienna in the Schlössl-Kino, Margaretenstr. 127, 1050 Wien, 01/890 41 46. Entrance is free. The photography exhibition can be viewed from Monday to Thursday. 30th May until 9th June 2011, Between 4pm und 6pm

Exhibting photographers:

Bärbel Tomasi
Doris Lieba-Samal
Markus Hippmann
Paola Zofrea Battipede
Pepa Georgieva

Photography exhibition in PhotoQuarter Vienna
Schlössl Kino, Margaretenstraße 127, 1050 Vienna

Opening: Sunday, Mai 27, 2011, from 8pm

Opening Hours: Mai 30-June 9, 2011
Monday to Thuryday: 4 pm-6 pm

Admission free

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