People around the world are making a commitment to reject poverty
This exhibition brings together drawings and testimonies taken from the Letter to Friends Around the World.
When the founder of the ATD Fourth World Movement Joseph Wresinski launched the Forum on Overcoming Extreme Poverty more than 35 years ago, his abiding concern was that nobody should remain alone when faced with poverty.
The Forum is a special network of people dedicated to working in friendship alongside those living in poverty in their societies and learning from their resistance, bravery and solidarity along the way. People living in long-term poverty face multiple disadvantages in education, housing, work, health and culture. They are the ones who are criticized and rejected the most. Nobody expects anything from them. Nobody asks their opinion.
The Letter to Friends Around the World shares the experiences and views of the Forum's correspondents, giving others the opportunity to learn about them. Each story is accompanied by Hélène Perdereau's faithful illustrations.
Hélène has always drawn from the heart as she travels around the world, capturing this emotion in her work, which has appeared in the press and numerous publications. She is currently sharing her skills and the virtue of her way of seeing the world with others in a Parisian art school.
This exhibition focuses on the strong bond between intimate stories of daily personal struggle and the deep commitment and sensitivity of an artist who is inspired by those stories.
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The drawings have been printed on white plastic supports that are 80 cm par 120 cm.