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Photo exhibition ‘Moscow through the eyes of children' international conference ‘Cities for Children’, Moscow City Hall

Visitors to the photo exhibition 'Moscow through the Eyes of Children', International Conference 'Cities for children' at Moscow City Hall.
© UNICEF Russian Federation/ 2007/ Alyona Svirid
Visitors to the photo exhibition 'Moscow through the Eyes of Children', International Conference 'Cities for children', Moscow City Hall.

MOSCOW, Russian Federation, 3 September 2007 - A photography exhibition Moscow through the eyes of children opened today at the International ‘Cities for children’ Conference at Moscow City Hall. The exhibition presents photos done by disabled and non-disabled children at the photo workshop in Moscow. The project was organized by UNICEF and its Russian partner Perspectiva with support from IKEA.

UNICEF and its Russian partner, Disability Rights NGO Perspektiva, are working to bring inclusive education for children with disabilities to the top of the social agenda in Russia today.

Inclusive education means that all children and young people – with or without disabilities – have the chance to learn together in their neighbourhood school with appropriate support for those students who may need it.

UNICEF and Perspektiva organised a photography workshop in Moscow for 20 disabled and non-disabled children from 4 inclusive Moscow schools.  The disabled children worked in teams with their non-disabled peers and classmates. They spent two days studying the basics of photography with Giacomo Pirozzi, a photographer famous for his work with children, and then set off around Moscow to a school, an orphanage, and the regular tourist sites.

The photos in this exhibition are the result.  They offer an entree into the experiences of disabled and non-disabled children working together to create a vision of the world around them.  The images are richly textured and thought provoking and leave an impression of what is possible when bridges are built between children who are far too often separated.   

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For more information contact:

UNICEF Russia Communication Officer Elena Kharitonova on +7 495 937 21 95,  +7 916 238 0154, ekharitonova@unicef.org.

About UNICEF:

UNICEF is on the ground in over 150 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence.  The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS.  UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments

 

 
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