Snapshots Of A Happy Childhood: Children’s Rights Exhibition


The Austrian Embassy in Manila, as part of its initiatives under the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union this 2018 and in partnership with Lomography, SOS Children’s Villages Philippines, Sunny16 Lab and SM Supermalls, presents the SNAPSHOTS OF A HAPPY CHILDHOOD LOMOWALL EXHIBITION.

 The “right of every child to a standard of living adequate for the child's physical, mental, spiritual, moral and social development,” as stipulated in Article 27 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, is at the core of this collaborative project that captures in photos what children growing up in a happy and loving environment look like.

 This child’s rights exhibition is a 6-feet by 14-feet LomoWall composed of 1,000 individual snapshots of children taken by Lomography and analogue cameras, as well as photos taken by children living in the SOS Children’s Village in Manila with simple use film cameras provided by Lomography for the project. An international campaign, photos submitted by the international Lomography community also make up part of the photo exhibit.

 Side exhibitions include the “Captured Moments in a Loving Home Exhibition”, which showcases 16 photos taken by the children of SOS to share their own stories, and the “Lomography Classics Exhibition”, which displays the evolution of Lomography as an experimental brand and community.

 SM Supermalls house the exhibition for the whole month of September starting on September 1 at The Podium in Mandaluyong. The LomoWall then travels to S Maison in Pasay on September 10 and finally to SM Aura Premier on September 17 where it stays until September 24.

 Lomography is a globally-active organization founded in Vienna, Austria and is dedicated to analogue, experimental, and creative photography. Lomography also stands for a freer and louder style of shooting that is closer to life itself. It is in Lomography's best interest that children live their best possible lives and what better way to aid in this cause by showcasing snippets of happy childhood in Lomography's signature aesthetic.

 SOS Children’s Villages, founded in 1949 by Hermann Gmeiner in Imst, Austria, is one of the most trusted global NGOs dedicated to providing homes and families to orphaned, abandoned, and neglected children. After 70 years, they are present in 135 countries and territories. In the Philippines, more than 1,000 children and young adults live in 8 Children’s Villages throughout the country. SOS also provides support to more than 5,200 children and their families to prevent child neglect and abandonment.

 Sunny16 Lab is a Film & Digital lab established in the Philippines in 2017 by photographers who are passionate about film and digital photography. It seeks to connect people from all walks of life and to use photography as a medium for good. Sunny16 Lab provides quality film developing and printing solutions to translate the best captures from film to paper. The lab teaches photography workshops to enthusiasts and professionals on how to make each frame better than the last. Sunny16 lab also offers photo coverage services to any occasion, large events or intimate gatherings.

 The exhibit will run from September 1 until September 24 in the SM Supermalls: September 1-8 at The Podium, September 10-16 at S Maison, and September 17-24 at SM Aura Premier.