let us make 2009 the Year of the Child

Photo © Paolo Saccheri from the Kids City project.

Photo © Mikael Jansson

The coming year will probably bring the world a deepening recession affecting many people and their every day life. Even so, at the eve of the new year of the gregorian calender, let's think of the kids of the world. I recently found out that there are probably over 100 000 homeless children living along the railroad of Calcutta, India. It is hard to take in such facts, and there is much more of this kind around the world.

The four core principles of the
Convention on the Rights of the Child are non-discrimination; devotion to the best interests of the child; the right to life, survival and development; and respect for the views of the child.

Photo © Mikael Jansson

Photo © Ulf Fågelhammar

I will commit myself to make kids and human rights an important part of 591 Photography in the coming year. Photography could be about everything - even the rights of the child.
Thanks to Mikael and Paolo for sharing pictures for this article.
Happy New Year to all of you out there! - Mr Urbano aka Ulf Fågelhammar


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