From 16-31 January 2021, in the Central Park Simion Bărnuțiu in Cluj-Napoca, in the area of the Casino building, we invite you to visit the exhibition ′′Change of the narrative about migration′′ which includes the photos created by the participants of the online photography course during the period October – November 2020 under the STIRE project – Supporting the Integration of Relocated Persons. The online photography course was designed to involve refugee and relocated persons in an activity aimed at encouraging them to express their identity through their own ′′lenses”.

We would like to thank all the participants and people involved in conducting the STIRE photography course! The exhibition is coordinated by PATRIR together with the photographer Roland Váczi.


Participatory photography works on several levels: first, it creates a space for creation and self-expression. Secondly, it encourages the transmission of stories as gathered in the reflections in the workshops; and proves to be a powerful advocacy tool for addressing the prevailing cultural narrative about refugees and for changing the image of the reality of displaced persons.

Participatory photography is an engaging approach that allows people to share their perspectives and express their aspirations in unconstrained ways. Through this exhibition, we hope to share some of the experience of refugees in Romania, Austria, Croatia, Ireland, Slovenia and Italy.

"Everyone has private photos, and I also have personal photos that I care about a lot. However, since I participated in this workshop, I feel that I can express myself through photography and I can send my message. I am glad that I participated with a fantastic team: Roland, the wonderful trainer, whom we would not have understood without Andrea's translation. Thanks!"

Mr Hani, participant of the Photography Course