Embrace Blue, Puzzle Through – Contemporary Photography Project For People Living With Autism

  • 5 Apr 2021 9:47 AM
Embrace Blue, Puzzle Through – Contemporary Photography Project For People Living With Autism
April 2 marked World Autism Awareness Day, when landmarks from around the world light up blue - the color associated with people living with autism spectrum disorder.

From 2019, the Kis Lépések Alapítvány (Small Steps Foundation) joins the initiative by organizing events and activities around a campaign titled Embrace Blue, which aims to raise awareness about the challenges of people living with autism and the growing number of those affected by the disorder.

In 2021, the contemporary photo project Embrace Blue, Puzzle Through provides the opportunity for many to take one step closer to the world of people with autism and to understand: the other is not less. Featuring works by twelve contemporary Hungarian photographers, the photo project shows the gentle beauty of closing-in and captures the caring attention concentrated in a touch.

The selected works each represent a distinct world, and together, like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle known as a symbol for autism, they form the exhibition as a whole. For the first time in Hungary, limited-edition photo puzzles are made from the images.

The proceeds from the sale of each unique puzzle will support one-hour development for children attending the Small Steps Foundation’s ABA Therapy Center.

The exhibition from the works entitled Embrace Blue, Puzzle Through will be on display in Dokubrom Gallery (1111 Budapest, Bartók Béla út 33.) within the framework of the Budapest Photo Festival, after the epidemiological measures have been lifted.

Besides the actual exhibition, however, from April 2 on, the photo project is launched online with a short intro to the works and a game of online puzzle from the images of the initiative: https://kislepesek.hu/embrace-blue-puzzle-through/

By sharing the site or the puzzles with the hashtag #keruljkekbe, everyone can join in spreading the message of the campaign.

Exhibiting artists: Szabolcs Barakonyi, Róbert László Bácsi, Gabriella Csoszó, Zsuzsa Darab, Krisztina Erdei, Enikő Hangay, Dénes Mártonfai, Balázs Mohai, Zoltán Molnár, Marcell Piti, Éva Szombat, Szilvi Tóth

Curator: Gabriella Csizek

Click here to visit Small Steps Fundation online

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