Photographer Reza is organising the first International Youth Photo Festival to take place from 12-14 May 2013 in Baku, Azerbaijan.
"Emergency Exit" 2nd prize winner of the Children's Eyes On Earth 2012 competition. © Juan Carlos Canales, 13 years old, Spain.
The festival will feature an exhibition of hundreds of young photographers' work as well as an awards ceremony, film screenings, musical entertainment, photography workshops with Reza, conferences on visual education and the environment.
Winners of the Children's Eyes On Earth International Youth Photography Contest will also travel to Baku in Azerbaijan and participate in The Children's Eyes On Earth Photography Festival And Exhibition.
Reza said: "The 100 incredible photographs that will be on display at the festival are visual poems. They reflect the deep thoughts of young people and reveal how they see the incredible beauty of the world and the dangerous threat that pollution poses to our planet, its wildlife and humankind. I hope this very first International Youth Photography Festival & Exhibition will give children a global platform to show us the world through their eyes, and inspire everyone to take action."