A Dream of Humanity on the banks of the Seine

A gigantic photo exhibition now covers the walls along the banks of the Seine in Paris.

IMG_7570The 370-metre long panorama includes photos representing humanity and diversity as well as seven key words translated into languages from all around the world: respect, peace, solidarity, friendship, dignity, hospitality and hope.

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The exhibit includes photos taken by my All-Time-Favorite-Photojournatist Reza over the past 30 years.

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In the current context of the worsening situation of asylum in Europe and worsening conditions for asylum seekers and refugees, the exhibition is reminding us that 60 million people are uprooted around the world and that many of their basic needs are not covered.      

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe panorama features photographs taken by Syrian refugee children living in Kawergosk refugee camp in Iraq and trained by Reza himself.
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IMG_7565The exhibition is located opposite the Orsay Museum, between the Louvre Palace and the Pont Royal, until October 15.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAny hope for a future world of peace and social progress requires an emphasis upon solidarity.

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