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Il concorso fotografico international "Children's Eyes on Earth" è un'iniziativa internazionale organizzato da IDEA (International Dialogue for Environmental Action)  con il rinomato fotografo Reza ed in collaborazione  col Ministero della gioventù e dello Sport della Repubblica dell'Azerbaijan, con la WPO (World Photography Organisation), con National Geographic Kids Magazine UKSocial Documentary Network (SDN), FotoEvidence , Webistan Photo Agency e NGO Ainaworld.

IDEA
Children's Eyes On Earth Team
Children's Eyes On Earth International Jury
Children's Eyes On Earth Advisory Board
Children's Eyes On Earth Ambassadors


Fondatrice di IDEA (International Dialogue for Environmental Action), Leyla Aliyeva ha avviato il progetto “Chidren’s Eyes on Earth” con REZA.

Leyla dichiara chiaramente, attraverso il suo lavoro, che l'ambiente è uno dei timori principali dei giovani in Azerbaijan. Rimandiamo alla pagina in inglese per ogni approfondimento.

Per maggiori dettagli : la pagina in inglese 


Reza ha avviato il progetto “Chidren’s Eyes on Earth” con Leyla Aliyeva, fondatyrice di IDEA (International Dialogue for Environmental Action).

Reza oltre ad essere uno dei più rinomati fotografi al mondo è un idealista ed un architetto. Reza ha viaggiato per centinaia di nazioni fotografando conflitti e catastrofi umane ma anche tutta la bellezza della variegata umanità. Dal 1983 ha iniziato i suoi progetti di formazione nel mondo e nel 2001 ha formato l'ONG "Aina Wolrd", dedicata all'educazione dei bambini e dei giovani nel mondo. Rimandiamo alla pagina in inglese per ogni approfondimento.

Per maggiori dettagli : la pagina in inglese 


Lauren è la direttrice editoriale del progetto “Chidren’s Eyes on Earth”. Lauren è stata anche redattrice di National Geographic Kid Magazine in Gran Bretagna.

Per maggiori dettagli : la pagina in inglese 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Emily è la responsabile per i social media. Collabora anche con la WPO per l'organizzazione di vari eventi tra i quali il Sony World Photography Award. Prima dell'attuale ruolo si occupava di relazioni pubbliche in Apple UK.

Per maggiori dettagli : la pagina in inglese 

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Lydia è la responsabile di progetto di “Chidren’s Eyes on Earth”. Per oltre 12 anni ha lavorato nel settore della pubblicità e della comunicazione politica.

Per maggiori dettagli : la pagina in inglese 

International Jury Members


Born in Bangladesh, this multi-awarded photographer set up Drik picture library and Pathshala: South Asian Institute of Photography. He is also a director of Chobi Mela, the festival of photography in Asia. Jury member on numerous competitions, Shahidul Alam was the first person of colour to chair the international jury in World Press Photo history.

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Ayperi Karabuda Ecer is Vice President Pictures at Reuters. Her mission at Reuters has been to give news photography a "second life" whether through emerging commercial markets, online multimedia essays, exhibitions or book projects.
She has extensive experience within the photo agency world. Her career began at Sipa in 1984, first as an international editor, then as Bureau Chief inNew York.

She joined Magnum in 1991 as editor in chief for the Paris office, where she spent 12 years coordinating production and sales. She has taught four times at the Joop Swart Masterclass for World Press Photo and has chaired the World Press Photo Jury.
She recently spent a sabbatical year heading ADAY.org, one of the world largest photography projects sourcing daily life photography from professionals and amateurs in more than 165 countries.

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Founder of thephotocloser.com an online global search engine that connects photographers to art buyers, editors and clients. Currently thephotocloser.com represents more 100 photographers in more than 60 cities around the world.  For 25 years, has represented photographers and photojournalists in securing highly valued commercial assignments. He has worked on hundreds of company photo libraries.  Meo has been an active member of The Society of Photographers and Artists Representatives (SPAR) from 1984-present. He participates on various panels and workshops. In 2010 he was a nominator for the prestigious Infinity Awards. He is a judge for the 2011, 4th Annual Foto Week DC Awards as well as the 2012 PDN Photo Contest.

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Staff editor at National Geographic Italy since 1998, Marco Pinna is a journalist and picture editor for the Italian magazine, where he also mantains relationships with photographers and photo agencies. Very active on the scene of Italian photography and photojournalism in general, he has participated in numerous photo award juries and portfolio readings for national and international events.

He teaches photoediting, photojournalism and photographic approach in publishing, curates photography exhibitions, acts as a cconsultant for professional photographers and has contributed in the creation of photo books as photo editor and curator. He always has a special attention for emerging photographers.

Read Marco's article on Nationalgeographic.it about Reza's photo initiative for children in Sicile, Italy


This National Geographic Fellow is one of the leading documentary photographers working today. His mysterious images of sacred places and indigenous peoples of the planet have been seen in the leading publications of the day. His life’s Mission is to help empower Indigenous peoples, - helping them to use photography and technology to enhance their culture & lives.
Chris is a National Geographic Fellow, a Co-Director of the Enduring Voices Language Preservation Project, a Co-Director of the National Geographic Society Cultures Ethnosphere Program, and Director of the Society’s All Roads Photography Program.
Chris Rainier is a contributing Editor for National Geographic Traveler, as well a Contributing Photographer for National Geographic Adventure Magazine, regularly completing stories on Culture. Rainier is a Photographic Correspondent at large for National Public Radios (NPR) Day to Day Show with Alex Chadwick.


Born in 1951, mother of four children, she co-founded with François Lemarchand her husband, Pier Import and Nature & Découvertes. These activities have allowed them to travel to many countries worldwide. She created and directs since 2003 the annual magazine Canopée "for an ecology of the earth, the body and the mind". Photographer and globetrotter, Françoise Lemarchand loves the great outdoors and their people. Regular contributor for numerous magazines, she published "Mustang, the wisdom of a mineral kingdom", "Japan, beyond the mountains" and "Naturally" all published by La Martinière.

Advisory Board Members


Tina Ahrens is the co-founder and COO of Emphas.is. She is an independent photo editor and photography consultant.

Previously, she has worked for German GEO magazine as Senior photo editor in its correspondent office in New York.

Tina has been a workshop teacher, juror and portfolio reviewer at numerous international photography events.
Link : http://www.emphas.is

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David Braun directs the National Geographic website's Daily News, Environment and Science content. A daily news journalist for 35 years, covering science, environment, technology, business, and politics for newspapers, magazines, newsletters, and online news services in the U.S., U.K. and South Africa, his former positions included political correspondent for The Star (Johannesburg, South Africa), Washington bureau chief for Africa's largest newspaper group (Independent Newspapers), Washington Correspondent for CMP Media's TechWeb, and Public Affairs Editor for the National Geographic Society.

Devised and launched in-house National Geographic daily news service in 2001, growing it to 80 million visits per year by 2012. Launched Nat Geo news blogs in 2008, recruiting 100 + bloggers and growing audience to 6 million visits per year by 2012.

Links: http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/author/dbraun/
Linkedin profile


For over 25 years the Jouberts have made wild Africa their home, dedicating their lives to understanding conservation and an understanding of the large predators and key African wildlife species that determine the course of all conservation in Africa.

Through extensive research, filmmaking, and publishing, these award winning National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence have brought us new insights and understanding of predator/prey relationships among Africa’s wild animals.

It is the Jouberts’ belief that the wilderness needs to be maintained and to do that some times extremely-light-ecological-footprint benefits should be generated for communities.

They founded and established the Big Cats Initiative with National Geographic as an emergency action fund to drive the world’s attention to big cats and to develop real solutions to stop the decline that has seen lion numbers drop from 450,000 to 20,000 in 50 years. Today they have 13 projects in 30 countries across the lion and cheetah range. Saving big cats is their life's work and passion.

Link: www.wildlifefilms.co


Astrid Merget is the Creative Director of the World Photography Organisation (WPO), whom she has worked with since its launch in 2007.   Astrid has led the development of WPO’s many programmes, including the Sony World Photography Awards, and is instrumental in the worldwide expansion of the brand. 
Prior to her position with WPO, Astrid enjoyed a varied career within the communications and creative fields, such as Marketing Director of a couture fashion line and Owner and Director of a Public Relations and Production company in Los Angeles. 
Outside of WPO, Astrid often advises on other photographic projects such as Children’s Eyes On Earth and currently sits on the Magenta Foundation/Flash Forward Committee and is a nominee for the 2013 Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development. 


Kristin Rechberger joined National Geographic in 1998 as Director of Business Development to launch its global cable channels.

After attending Duke University, Rechberger lived in Asia as a Luce Foundation Fellow, producing documentaries and developing media business strategies.

She is active with many organizations including the AINA NGO, a non-governmental organisation founded by REZA supporting local information initiatives in damaged civil societies, with a specific focus on women and children. Rechberger connects people and disciplines to address urgent issues through entrepreneurial, creative partnerships for sustainable impact.

http://www.weforum.org/young-global-leaders/kristin-rechberger/index.html


Glenn Ruga is the Executive Director at the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, and Founder of SocialDocumentary.net, a website for documentary photographers to create online galleries of their work and share with a world-wide community.

In 2012, Ruga was a curator of the New York Photo Festival. He is a frequent reviewer at national photography reviews. Ruga received a BA from the University of Massachusetts in Social Thought and Political Economy and an MFA from Syracuse University in Graphic and Advertising Design.

In 1984, he started Visual Communications, a graphic design firm working primarily with non-profit organizations. From 1993-2009, Ruga was the volunteer Executive Director of the Center for Balkan Development. He has produced four traveling documentary photography exhibits, two of which were based on his work in the former Yugoslavia.



Enric Sala is a marine ecologist who fell in love with the sea growing up on the Mediterranean coast of Spain. Witnessing the harm people do to the oceans led him to dedicate his career to understand and find ways to mitigate human impacts on marine life.
Sala’s research aims at providing the essential amount of information needed for policy change. His research includes an important exploration component, searching for the last healthy marine ecosystems that can give us an understanding of the past and the present that can be used to inform the future.
One of his present goals is to help protect the last pristine marine ecosystems worldwide. His scientific publications are widely recognized and used for real-world conservation efforts such as the creation of marine reserves. He is leading a global marine conservation initiative at National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C.

Twitter: @Enric_Sala



David Stuart is a sociologist with an interest in human rights that began as a teenager at the United Nations International School in New York. As the Executive Director of the Disarmament Action Network, he spent ten years working with dozens of organizations to mobilize opposition to the militarization of US foreign policy and international affairs.

He spent eight years with the Boston College Media Reseach and Action Project designing and analyzing reseach on the mass media and political discourse. He has managed political campaigns and worked as a consultant to social movement and non-profit organizations.  He is a writer and photographer living in New York City.

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Children's Eyes On Earth Ambasciatori


Sam Branson
Founder and Chairman, Sundog Pictures, USA

Daniel Botelho
Photographer, Brazil

Davide de Rothschild
National Geographic Explorer, environmentalist and founder of MYOO, USA

Scott Gediman
Assistant Superintendent for Public and Legislative Affairs Yosemite National Park, USA

Kamran Jebreili
Associated Press Regional Photo- Editor & Photographer, UAE

Nasser Ayman Majali
Vice Chairman, United Business Applications, Jordan

Rok Dolnicar
Photographer, Republic of Slovenia

Daniel Raven-Ellison
Guerrilla Geographer & Mission:Explorer
National Geographic Emerging Explorer 2012, UK

Ian Redmond OBE
Ambassador, UNEP Convention on Migratory Species
GRASP Envoy, UNEP/UNESCO Great Ape Survival Partnership
Chairman, Ape Alliance, UK

Toby Smith
Photographer, UK

Richard Bailey
Photographer, UK

Andy Akinwolere
BBC TV presenter and photographer, UK

David Bellamy OBE
Author, broadcaster, conservationist and botanist, UK

Lucy Hawking
Children's author and journalist, daughter of scientist Stephen Hawking, UK

Brenda Ramsey
Founder of YOUYOU Mentoring, UK

Adam Tanswell
Freelance journalist, UK

Andy Brandy Casgrande
EMMY AWARD WINNING - CINEMATOGRAPHER / PRODUCER / TV HOST, UK

Biligiri Ranga
Librarian at Infosys, India

Juliet BLAKE
Responsible of TED TV at TED Conferences

Marine De BAZELAIRE
Managing Director of HSBC, France

Manoocher DEGHATI
Photo-journalist,  Photojournalist, founder of Aina photography departement in Afghanistan and Associated Press, Cairo

Charles POE 
Vice President, Production at Smithsonian Networks

Miki JOHNSON
Photojournalist "National Geographic's All Roads Photography Program"' Board member

Imane Tirich
Photographer, honored by the WPO and UNICEF "Photo youth winner" 2010 prize ( www.imanetirich.com )

Florence  BERTHOUT
Managing Partner of “Le Parc et la Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris

M’hammed ABBAD-ANDALOUSSI 
CEO of Injaz Al Maghrib and President Founder of Al Jisrl, Morrocco

Olivier BRECHARD  

Cristina Barbetta
Journalist for Vita Europe: www.vitaeurope.org 

Stéphanie LELONG
Journalist at PlayBac Presse - l’Actu, teenagers magazine, France

Pascal Nitkowski
Independant photographer

Franck Vogel 
Photojournalist

Thierry Sanchez
Foundator of www.talentforhumanity.org/

Mayyada Abu-Jaber
Director general of Jordan Education for Employment Foundation

Mads OLESEN
Director of the Manoir de la ville de Martigny