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June2019 exhibition 36510139 300p

Class Rooms

KnK Exhibition: photos by Kyo Shimizu

June 8 - July 5, 2019

Opening reception: June 10

Improving the lives of children in the world.

What is necessary to study? Is it stationary? Is it a classroom? It is so hard for working children to go to school. If they could spare just a little time for studying, even it wasn't at a school, it would be their "Class Room". The learning is not limited to academics. Other activities including music, sports, art, and even just having fun are important. If more children in the world could spend time in a learning environment, it will help them to prepare for the future. In the nearly 20 years that I have been involved with the NGO, KnK Japan, I have visited several overseas sites and met numerous children. Sometimes it's depressing to see children in the difficult situations, but it can also be moving seeing them trying their best with clear eyes. I wish to share what's happening, which is why I took up photography. I will not say that I have changed the children's world through my photos, but I hope to make their lives better as a humanitarian photographer.

Kyo Shimizu

Born in Tokyo in 1970. Worked at Nature Cine Pro as the last generation operating Super 16mm for science and nature TV programs, such as "NHK Special". In 1998, moved UK doing volunteer work as a career, and then joined MSF (Doctors without Borders) in 1999 filming its activities in Asia and Africa. Since 2003 Kyo has been specially working to support children as a member of KnK Japan (Children without Borders).

Awards: PX3 "State of the World" Curator Selected (2019), Ken Domon Cultural Awards, 2nd place (2018) Nikkei National Geographic Photo Award, Excellent prize (2015), IPA Professional, Honorable Mention (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) - Places spending time as a child -

The Exhibition Committee




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