LET THE CHILDREN PLAY

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PhotographerLukas Maximilian Hüller
Entry Description

LET THE CHILDREN PLAY initiative is a project in line with international human ethics and the United Nations mission to protect and promote fundamental Rights of the Child by the use of visual means. The aim was by composing iconic photographic and cinematographic images that highlight the plight of thousands of refugee children... The final visual results are achieved through different workshops – where there is a common experience of succeeding and creating together... The implement of the project started since January 2014 at the Zaatari Refugee camp in partnership with the UNHCR to foster sensitivity towards the rights of children and refugee children, especially the children of Syria... 2014 is the 25th anniversary of UN Children Rights…

About Photographer

1989 to 1995 studies of photography at the „Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Visuels de la Cambre“, Brussels, Belgium, masters of art / photography in 1995. The multi-disciplinary work of Lukas Maximilian Hüller found its roots in questioning time in photography, leading towards staged story-telling photography and lively visual installation-projects involving real live people. Those project developments are questioning cultural and human values by utilizing photographical means to create illusionary moments – critical and promising at the time. Influences of historic paintings, written communiqués and co-operations with other artists are relevant for Hüllers work. Lukas Maximilian Hueller was born 1969 in Vienna (Austria), works as independent photographer and developer of visual projects... summery exhibits (from 2007) 2014 Palais des Nations, UN, Geneva - LET THE CHILDREN PLAY Kunstforum Wien, Austria - LET THE CHILDREN OF SYRIA GROW HOPE official UNHCR spot at the Film Festival Cannes 2013 BAWAG P.S.K. Contemporary, Austria - Czech Annual Photo Awards, 2nd Prize for Motions - Nomination International Master Cup Colour Photography, Los Angeles 2012 Olympic Games London Africa Village - IOC / UNESCO 8thWorld Conference for Youth and Culture, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2011 Washington DC Photo week USA - United Nations Geneva, Council for Human Rights - Haus der Fotografie, Burghausen, Germany - Winner of Czech Annual Photo Award 2010 MuseumsQuartier Vienna thehumanrightsproject - Brussels European Quarter thehumanrightsproject 2009 Andy Warhol Museum Pittsburgh USA, group show - National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest, group show - Museum for Modern Art Klagenfurt - 2008 Lianzhou International Photo Festival, China - Galeria Llucia Homs, Barcelona, Spain - Galerie Caprice Horn, Berlin, Germany - Selected for the Saatchi Online Gallery 2007 Photomuseum Antwerpen, Belgium- FotoArtFestival Bielsko-Biala, Poland