WAR STEALS CHILDHOOD
On the 3d of October The International social photo project "War Steals Childhood" was opened in the National Art Museum of Ukraine. This project has changed the opinions of more than 5 thousand people. All these people have taken part in the project, presented in 6 cities of Ukraine.
The project aims at forming in the descendants of the Motherland the feelings of civic duty and personal responsibility to the society, ready to defend the Homeland at any moment. It is only the memory about the tragic events of the past is able to preserve and protect the future. Thanks to this project, the Foundation aspires to bring to the younger generation the content of such concepts as “good”, “compassion” “charity” and the value of life as this. The project has been be presented in the major cities of Ukraine.
The project is presented as a documental photo-exposition of unique shots made on the field of military conflicts that occurred in the ХХ-nd and the ХХІ-st century. The photo-exposition consists of several thematic blocks:
The World War II
· South Ossetia, Beslan
· The USA, New-York
· Japan, Hiroshima and Nagasaki
We cooperate with archival funds all over the world:
- The Memorial complex “The National Museum of the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945”
- The “Voice of Beslan” All-Russian Public Organization
- The National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center
- The Hiroshima and Nagasaki Peace Memorial Museums
The project started on the 16th of February by the presentation of the exhibition at the Mironova Gallery, Kyiv, where presenting works of world's best press photojournalists who were shooting in the flashpoints all around the world - Ami Vitale, Bernat Armangué, Efrem Lukatsky, Alexander Glyadyelov, as well as classic works of art photography - Roger Ballen. The exhibition is devoted to children forced to live in war conflict zones.
The photographers, whose works are involved into the project are the well-known throughout the world, all of them rewarded with a number of prestigious awards, their works are in the best museums of the world, they are published on the covers of leading magazines and sold in key international auctions. For example, works by Roger Ballen, photographer from the Republic of South Africa are presented at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Museum of Modern Art MoMA in New York. Ukrainian Efrem Lukatsky is a single in the history of our country the Pulitzer Prize finalist, and his pictures were being sold at the Sotheby’s auction. The pictures of the photographers participating in the project reflected the events occurred in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, the Caucasian region, and Iraq. All of this areas of the planet after the military conflicts there are famine, diseases and crippled destinies as a result of all this – the lost childhood.
During the exhibition, the Foundation started the all-Ukrainian event "Crane of the memory". All visitors have the opportunity to make origami – the Paper Crane, as the symbol of hope for the better life and memory of those killed in military conflicts. The representatives of the cultural center «San» have conducted the master classes. After the end of event, will be created the installation made from the cranes and will be demonstrated in many cities of Ukraine during the project. Each of the hundreds of paper cranes, presented by participants, will become a part of the single installation that will be presented in October this year in the capital of Ukraine – Kiev.
Such actions pass during the exhibition: excursions, master classes of crane manufacturers, interactive theater performance where children and teenagers are the actors, and unique meetings with people who passed war and fought for the peace.
The residence of major cities of Ukraine can see the full exhibition right now! The project has already been presented in
The exposition will be presented in The National Art Museum of Ukraine from the 3d to the 21st of October, 2012.
The official presentation will take place on the 17th of October.
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