The contemporary photography exhibition Embrace Blue, Puzzle Through – part of the Small Steps Foundation’s campaign for World Autism Awareness Day – is open to the public from April 17 in Dokubrom Gallery, within the framework of the Budapest Photo Festival.
April 2 marks 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.
Contemporary photography exhibition in Budapest
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.
Limited-edition photo puzzles
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.
Where to visit?
Due to COVID19 regulations, the project was first launched in the online sphere on April 2, but now, the exhibition is on view in a physical gallery space in Dokubrom Gallery (1111 Budapest, Bartók Béla út 33.) between April 17 and May 2, 2021, with the utmost attention given to public health regulations in effect due to the epidemic.
During pop-up blue-hours, visitors can meet and embrace blue with the artists and the organizers at weekends (refer to online sites for details).
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
Further info: Vivien Boronyák, campaign manager – firstname.lastname@example.org