Snapshots of a happy childhood

A six by 14-foot Lomo Wall composed of 1,000 individual snapshots of children taken by Lomography and analogue cameras was recently exhibited at SM Malls.

Snapshots of a happy childhood
The children from the SOS Children's Villages Philippines perform during the exhibit's closing reception at SM Aura Premier.
The Austrian Embassy in Manila, in partnership with Lomography, SOS Children’s Villages Philippines, Sunny16 Lab, and SM Supermalls, presented the "Snapshots of a Happy Childhood Lomography" exhibition.

The exhibition, which toured SM Malls, was launched at The Podium, made a stop at S Maison, and closed at SM Aura Premier.

The photos for the exhibition were taken by children living in the SOS Children’s Village in Manila; with others submitted by the international Lomography community.

Snapshots of a happy childhood
Various Lomo cameras models, such as the 25th Anniversary LC+A camera, 25th Anniversary LC-A 120, and 25th Anniversary LC-Wide displayed during the 'Snapshots of a Happy Childhood Lomography' exhibition at SM Malls.
Lomography is a recent type of photography invented by the Lomographic Society, founded in the early '90s in Austria. The founders first experimented with a Lomo LC-A, a Russian toy camera. They were taken by the unique, high contrast photos with vignettes and soft focus.

The original lomo cameras are the LC-A, Fisheye, Colorsplash, and Supersampler. Lomography today is considered an art movement; with different groups around the world spreading and supporting the art.

Side exhibitions included Captured Moments in a Loving Home Exhibition, which highlights photos taken by the SOS children film cameras. Mallgoers also had the rare chance to view Lomography analogue, instant cameras, and art lenses up close in the Lomography Classics Exhibition. 

The event is part of the Austrian Embassy’s initiatives with its Presidency of the Council of the European Union this year. The project focuses on Article 27 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child which states the “right of every child to a standard of living adequate for the child's physical, mental, spiritual, moral and social development.”

Topics: SM Malls , Austrian Embassy , Lomo Wall , Snapshots of a Happy Childhood Lomography , SOS Children’s Villages Philippines ,
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