Albiona Hoti wants to tell her story, through her art and photography in hope that her story will inspire someone else. Art empowers her, makes her feel strong and confident and she wanted to share her story and hope someone out there is also inspired by her story.
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Arbra Shala, the youngest participant joined the workshop to express herself visually. Through her project she wanted to use life as a metaphor through buildings. She brings us a story of chaos and order.
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Atte Riihela is a Finnish student doing his mater thesis in Kosovo. His topic includes something mundane and widespread however is not considered as a real factor because it is so obvious, but in fact it is a real field of study.
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Çlirim Mazreku is a passionate photographer and wants to have his own studio in the future. He is bothered that people in Kosovo ignore the issue of discrimination and by being judgmental spread the negative energy which affects the society at large. He brings us the story of Nigerian football player in Prizren.
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Diellza Kryeziu loves visual arts, and she wants to pursue a carrier in arts. Her Urban Teen Heroes is in a fact a reflection of Diellza’s social engagement in relation to youth contribution for a social change. Young people are usually shushed by elders in our conservative society, so Diellza uses photography to give voice to the youth who want to be heard.
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Edmond Vujić brings us the story about his village and through the story reflects on his own identity, childhood and adolescence. His Mountain Apple is a visual story of the village Lokvica as told by his grandmother.
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Nart Shalqini is a young enthusiast who is a passionate fighter for an equal world where human rights are the main value. He joined the program to learn photography and challenge himself. Nart believes that humans are all born equal, but because of societies they live in are often discriminated based on their racial and ethnical background or sexual orientation. His story is about love!
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Qëndresa Hoti was curious to find out what visual storytelling is. She is very connected and interested in people who are the exact opposite of her, or people who decide to travel across the Atlantic and decide to volunteer work and live in a country that is so different from their own. Despite the cultural differences and needs to adopt to a new lifestyle, these volunteers integrate with the local community and are now an inspiration for Qëndresa.
Check out Qëndresa’s story about Jess, Wendy, Sam and Charlie here.
Rilind Çejku is a young social activist and a passionate writer who lives in Prizren. During the workshop the municipality started works at the historic center of Prizren. This works made him upset as they were being done as an electoral campaign rather then for citizens welfare.
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As many young Kosovar’s Rudina Kadolli’s daily conversations with her friends include freedom of movement. Living in last European ghetto often is portrayed as a hopeless place for young people. Her story however reflects a sense of freedom and a hope for a better future.
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Why would you study hard if you can advance in school through cheating? A stellar student Ujvara Fetoshi throughout her school years worked hard and was honest while many of her friends decided to take shortcuts by cheating at school. Her story is about awareness on how badly can cheating affect young students in their future endeavors, by lack of self esteem, self confidence amongst other things.
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Venera Beqiri is a Norwegian student with origin from Kosovo who is doing her thesis in Kosovo. Her story is about contrast! Daily experiences of her life in Kosovo, from polluted air to trash being dumped at every spot had a great impact on Venera.
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Venera Gashi is a young philanthropist eager to impact positive change in her community. She has realized that images can be a very powerful tool in addressing an issue, frequently present in Kosovar society. Harassment and bullying is something that many young Kosovar woman face on daily basis. She wants to encourage all young woman to take a stand and raise their voices against any sort of a violence.
Check out Venera’s story here.