Mexican Children’s Photography on the National Stage

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By ChildFund Mexico
Posted on 5/15/2014

Among the most recent artists to grace the gallery walls of Mexico City’s Museum of Modern Art of the Mexican Institute of Culture? José, age 15. Ester, 14. Raúl, 8. Honoria, 15. They’re among 90 young photographers, ages 8 to 15, who took part in workshops that ChildFund Mexico organized for children in its programs in six of the seven Mexican states where the organization works.

The result this spring was an exhibition of 70 photos, called “Mexico Through Children’s Eyes.” The images reveal how children see their communities, traditions and day-to-day life. Subjects include family, pets, landscapes, games and more.

“This exhibition shows clearly that our children have the talent,” said Corina Santangelo, president of ChildFund Mexico’s board. “We just have to give them a chance, and we can change our country.”

We’re honored to share a sample of the exhibit with you here.

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