Visual poems in Azerbaijan

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Baku, in Azerbaijan, played host recently to an international photography festival for environmentally conscious young people from around the world.

The festival was the culmination of a contest called ‘Children’s Eyes on Earth’, organised by the non-profit of the same name in collaboration with, inter alia, International Dialogue for Environmental Action (IDEA) and renowned National Geographic magazine photographer Reza, founder of the nongovernmental organisation AINA World.

Thousands of young photographers from 90 countries submitted more than 4 000 pictures based on one of two themes: ‘I love nature’ and ‘I fear pollution’. Six photos were selected as the final winners, whilst a wide array appeared at the festival, where films about environmental issues were screened. Musical events, photography workshops and mini conferences on visual education and the environment were also on offer to young people.

The overall winner, eight-year-old Anastasya Vorobko, hails from Saint Petersburg in Russia. Her haunting image was entitled ‘SOS!’. Children entered the competition from regions as diverse as Australia and Iran, and the other five winners came from Spain, Indonesia, Romania and France. 

Category: Autumn 2014

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