What We Do
What makes us stand out
We realize projects that bring together contemporary artists with patients and survivors, with the aim of encouraging them and eliminating stigma
We create contemporary art programs and art workshops specifically designed for healthcare facilities
QUALITY OF LIFE
STIGMATIZATION AND FEAR
To improve the emotional welfare and the patients’ quality of life
To reduce stigmatization and fear associated with illness and its representation
To cultivate more inclusiveness in our society and our culture
To sensitize the public and promote extroversion and social coherence between patients and non-patients
Στο κοινό μας ταξίδι, με όχημα τη φωτογραφία, μοιραστήκαμε σκέψεις και ξεκλειδώσαμε συναισθήματα. Μοναδική εμπειρία, σε κλίμα εμπιστοσύνης και αλληλοστήριξης. Ευχαριστώ!
Το μοίρασμα των εμπειριών μας που κάπου, κάπως μπορεί να συναντήθηκαν ή και όχι, οι αλήθειες που κρύφτηκαν και φανερώθηκαν στις φωτογραφίες, ο κόσμος μέσα από την ματιά του καθενός μας και το συνεχές “σπρώξιμο” για δημιουργικότητα λειτούργησαν πραγματικά θεραπευτικά για μένα. Κρατώ την αίσθηση της ανυπομονησίας και της δημιουργίας, την διακριτικότητα και την ασφάλεια της ομάδας ως υπενθύμιση αισιοδοξίας και μιας ζωής με περισσότερα “κλικ” από δω και πέρα…
Θεραπευτική Φωτογραφία απο τη Δ.Ε.: Ενα ταξίδι έμπνευσης, κινητοποίησης, έκπληξης, μοιράσματος.Μια ενδιαφέρουσα συνάντηση με εκλεκτές προσωπικότητες, μια συνύπαρξη με άνοιγμα ψυχής. Ένα ταξίδι στο ανείπωτο, στο όνειρο… Ένα μαργαριτάρι καλά φυλαγμένο στο βυθο της ψυχής μου.
Το σεμινάριο αυτό, για μένα, αποτέλεσε φάρο μέσα στη σκοτεινιά της ζωής μου.
Συναντήθηκα και επικοινώνησα με ανθρώπους με τους οποίους μοιράστηκα τις πιο βαριές, τις πιο δύσκολες, τις πιο αιμοσταγείς καταστάσεις που βίωνα τη συγκεκριμένη χρονική περίοδο.
Θεωρώ πως αυτή η επικοινωνία είναι κάτι διαφορετικό – ίσως και πιο πάνω από φιλία. Είναι άγγιγμα ψυχής.
Αυτό είναι που κρατώ και μαζί με αυτό έμαθα πως η φωτογραφία δεν είναι μόνο μια εικόνα τυπωμένη σε χαρτί. Κάτι που βγαίνει με το πάτημα ενός κουμπιού… Μπορεί να γίνει βλέμμα, συναίσθημα, τρόπος έκφρασης, κατάθεση ψυχής, επικοινωνία…
Monday, the day of the Group, a day of rebirth, a day full of aromas from many corners of our country. A dive into a cool sea, while in a furnace of thoughts and wounds that burn the body!!! This team can help its most vulnerable members, until they strengthen their own wings, to fly again against the wind if necessary!!!
I wish that the Eyes of Light Team will always be a beacon for all those, who in the journey of their lives were forced to go through storms!!! Thanks for the light.
Through this journey with you, I discovered aspects of myself that I did not know. I learned to love myself more!!! I learned to express my feelings through a photo, to create a story and to get lost inside it. The group motivated me to mobilize myself… I felt free to express myself!!! This trip was magical for me. We did not know each other, we shared our stories, we expressed our fears, we shared our worries, we rejoiced in the successes of others. We lived beautiful moments, we laughed, we cried, we connected and we became a strong fist against that (cancer) which united us… Thank you for meeting you… I hope we do not get lost...
End and Beginning. Shortly before we say goodbye, I would like to thank everyone for sharing stories, emotions, images, and colors. I think that through the process, I took time to travel inside me, to discover and realize things about myself and those around me. I felt that on this inner journey, I had company, acceptance, and willing listeners to share ideas, knowledge, and feelings with me. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.
How blessed I feel to be here, while in the most difficult, the most uncertain, the most painful period of my life! How rich I became with all the sharing, hugs, laughs, and tears! M., X., S., E., T., D., E., A., G., D. … You are a precious treasure for me! Each one separately is like a pearl… all together, the most beautiful, the most precious gift I have received while in this challenge of mine!!!
Thank you for the trips we made together… the power that has generously been shared within this family is indescribable… I’m grateful!!!
My participation in the photography workshop was crucial for me to gain strength and continue my struggle towards optimism. Until then, I was alone on this whole journey of cancer, but as soon as my contact with the group began, I found 12 friends who connected with me and gave me courage. They shared their stories and feelings with me and I am grateful for that. Thank you all, as well as the Eyes of Light that unites our lives!
The deepest words of our soul were heard through our images. Every story was a life lesson for me! I identified and shared my own story, the acceptance and understanding I received, filled me with joy and hope!! Thank you so much for our creative meetings!!!
From our beautiful journey through photography, I learned to find beauty even where it does not exist - all it takes is to change our perspective!! Beautiful moments of sharing and support in a journey that has just ended… I feel immense gratitude for what we experienced!!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!
In this group, through exercises of photographic introspection, we shared deep thoughts, anxieties, desires, and frustrations, we strengthened each other, and as a group we tried to finally see the bright side of things. Our souls flew. The journey is over. Thank you for accompanying me on this journey.
Thanks for this trip.
Love, positive energy, friendship, sharing, gratitude, inspiration, mutual respect, encouragement, trust, mutual understanding, empathy.
Within the cocoon of this group, we expressed our fears, worries, insecurities, weaknesses and strengths. I’m keeping the power of teamwork, my gratitude and faith in our team. I learned to appreciate myself, I learned that photography is not just about an image, it is the soul and the feeling of the moment. I received honesty, companionship, warmth, strength, and hope.
The way I see myself has changed. I became a member of the team, and I saw my life as part of a whole, and not as a unit struggling on its own. Searching through my photos, I met a person with strength, courage, and a love for life. I feel that in our team, I experienced a cycle of introspection. Now, I will keep that brighter person, and continue my life with self-esteem, self-protection, and self-care.
Gratitude! This word fills my chest and my mouth. Because I met wonderful women and regained the trust I had lost a long time ago. And with that confidence, I opened up, I spoke, and I came one step closer to all of you but also to me, to the person I really am. I dared to deeply see you all, but also see myself, in a way that touched my wound and was liberating. What a journey… Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
An introspection into our deepest (and to some extent unknown) emotions, such as acceptance, forgiveness, care, reward, boundaries, sorrow, anger, joy, etc. came to “unlock” the darkest feelings and thoughts “bequeathed” to us by our illness. It pushed us to go out (literally and figuratively) to nature, to friends, to society.
It has offered me - in a very short time - much more than what I expected in terms of positive thinking and creativity.
EFTHYMIOS B. 2021
I managed to penetrate my innermost self. To love her, to forgive her, to caress her, to scratch her. And finally to discover her little by little… This journey you offered me was a great one.
The photography class was a light in the dark… The process of thinking and expressing artistically and symbolically, thoughts, fears, hopes, truths was very creative, it took me out of my “shell” so that I could finally fly in the sky.
I discovered a new world. Without realizing it, I began to see the beauty next to me, to focus on it much more often, every day, in all my activities. I met great people and shared thoughts and feelings with them. It was a happy, colorful journey to beautiful “places”, to “places” of healing that exuded caring, tenderness, kindness, and a sweet warmth.
The joy of creation motivated me to be active, but at the same time it oriented me more and more towards the light, the hope and optimism that I needed so much… I was able to dream and make my reality more bearable. Over time, I realized various elements of my character and I saw myself with a different set of eyes, so that I finally acknowledged myself.
A fantastic program with respect, honesty and love!
The joy of creation motivates you… Eyes of Light is an active community that fills you with light, hope and optimism!
Those of you who can attend the workshop, hurry up!! Excellent work is done, and it’s really healing!
My participation in that group made me feel how valuable our fight is since we got sick.
A true testimony of the soul through pictures, the most interesting experience I have ever attended.
An unexpected journey of Dream and Life which I had never considered doing!
I am grateful to have been a part of this team, to have met all the girls and especially you Dimitra, since without you this journey would not have even started. I am glad to have followed this path with you and I am glad that you showed us and taught us that photography is another way of expressing ourselves. Today is our last session and I feel moved, satisfied and full of beautiful moments. I am going to miss you…