FOR YOUR KIDS: Exciting new international children’s photography competition, festival and exhibition! “Children’s Eyes On Earth” aims to raise awareness of environmental issues through photography. Young people around the world are invited to share their views on both the beauty of our planet, and the challenges it faces. Children (aged 17 and under) can enter their photographs on the themes “I Love Nature, I Fear Pollution” through the official website (deadline for entries is 5 September 2012). The winners will get their photographs featured in a festival exhibition in Baku, Azerbaijan this October, also with the chance to visit in person and be a part of an exclusive photography workshop with REZA. Other prizes up for grabs include cameras, iPads and printers. By showing the world through children’s eyes, adults will be inspired to take action.
FOR YOUR FRIENDS: A Graying Pandemic: A Participatory Installation at the AIDS2012 Global Village is in DC this week. If you are 50 or older and you self-identify as living with HIV/AIDS, visit their temporary portrait studio to pose for a photographic portrait and share some of your experiences, insights, and questions about aging with the virus at The Global Village Cafe (booth #959). If you are not in the DC area and/or not living with HIV/AIDS, you can participate by asking a question with these guidelines: If you could ask older adults aging with HIV/AIDS around the world one question, what would it be? Submit your questions in person in the Global Village or through Facebook or Twitter. Be a part of the solution for our friends with HIV/AIDS.