Day 4 at the Balkan Photo Festival: Exhibition of children photography “My Place Under the Sun”

This open-air photo exhibition will introduce you to the world as seen by children from ten municipalities in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Join us on Monday February 1, 2016 at the Sarajevo Cathedral square right at noon to find out about their place under the sun.

The exhibition is a part of the project dubbed “Support to sustainable solutions of the Revised Annex VII Dayton Peace Agreement Implementation Strategy” that is financed by the European Union in the amount of 7 million Euro through the IPA 2012 program, and co-financed by the UNHCR in cooperation with project partners in 10 prioritized municipalities in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The project was launched in 2014 and will be implemented until the end of 2016 in the municipalities of Bosanski Petrovac, Gradiška, Prijedor, Derventa, Maglaj, Bijeljina, Živinice, Mostar, Foča and Brčko DC.

The project’s implementation partners are the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), International Organization for Migration (IOM), Hilfswerk Austria International (HWA), Bosnian Humanitarian Logistic Service (BHLS), Foundation for Local Democracy (FLD) and “Your Rights” Association (VP).

The project focuses on strengthening the social protection and inclusion of children within the sectors of social security, education and early development, as well as improvement of mechanisms for children’s participation in community activities.

Inclusive photo workshops in 10 municipalities brought together around 100 schoolchildren from different social environments.

The objective was to teach these children the basics of photography and enable them to express their vision of the environment, as well as express their wishes and their needs.

Another project objective was to raise the public awareness of the necessity of the involvement of these children, especially those from endangered groups, in all aspects of social life.

This year’s Festival is supported by: the European Union Special Representative (EUSR), City of Sarajevo, UNICEF, BiH Art Gallery, Goethe Institute. The contest general sponsor is Canon, golden sponsor is Sony. The contest is also supported by the following sponsors and friends: AVTERA BH, Imtec, BlackBOX Gallery, Kim Tec, R&S, Tehnomag, New Event, Festival Hotel, Pycsell, FAN Ferhatović, EUROBHPLAKATBH, Fiskus and AtlantBH.

The Festival’s official photo/news agency is Pixsell Photo Agency. The contest media partners are: Klix, RSG, Antena Sarajevo, N1, Dani Magazine, Oslobođenje and Urban Magazine. Our entertainment and social activities are made possible by our partner Mash cafe bar.



  • February 1, 2016

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