About CHILDREN'S PORTRAITS
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As children who spread both joy and sorrow constantly surround me in my daily work, innocent of their very existence, I realize how meaningful a child’s expression can be to most of us.
A miserable day can be turned into a delightful one, a sad moment into a happy one. A stressful day can be turned into a relaxing one and a tense moment into a relieving one.
All thanks to a few simple words or actions, or just the innocent expressions on the faces of our children. Children are the fuel of life, without them there is no future. A society who does not take care of its children will be left in a state of suffering, a state of social decay, which can only be reversed the moment we start taking care of our future.
For generations, children have been the targets of both good and evil, as they still are today. Since the discovery of the camera they have also been the popular targets of our lenses, unfortunately also for more dubious purposes. With the sudden explosion of the Internet we are witnessing one of the most shocking forms for child abuse caused by that very same instrument that brings so much joy to the Flickr Community.
For most of us the camera is a blessing and for most of us, so are the innocent children we choose to photograph.
So together, let’s strengthen the good reputation of our cameras by showing the world our fabulous CHILDREN'S PORTRAITS, formal or informal, singular or group. That is the nature of this group, where I hope you will all come share a selection of the incredible faces that make up our global village and who will eventually become the future citizens of this wonderful planet so Forsaken by Society
Look forward to this welcoming therapy, after all, it’s gratis so start posting! There are no set limits to how many children you choose to post as long as they are within the category.
Following suggestions arising on one of our threads, I thought it wise to adopt awfulsara’s observations when defining CHILDREN'S PORTRAITS for this group. As you will notice when browsing Sara’s photostream, she is a most competent portrait photographer and therefore I appreciate her suggestions.
Photographs added to the group pool must feature children (obviously) and be recognizable. What does that mean? For example, any image including a face is clearly recognizable, but so is a view from behind. Creative compositions, perspectives, and crops are encouraged, but detail shots of areas other than the face are not, unless they are included as part of a diptych or triptych that also shows identifying features of the little one.
We have now passed an astounding 23.000 members in this group and have more than 275.000 images in the CHILDREN'S PORTRAITS photostream. Hopefully you are all aware of our lovely Blog showcasing some of the images hidden away deep down there in that maze of thumbnails in our pool.
Please bookmark the Blog, UNITED CHILDREN OF THE WORLD and enjoy. There are so many wonderful images to choose from so I shall be adding new photos from our stream for your appraisal and as my time permits.
With such a diversity of photos in this group, many of you become aware of the different social realities of children around the world. Many wish to do something to help those less fortunate and Marília (Mylens) is one such person who has done something to help the street and other children at risk in our programme in Brazil. Please take your time to visit her Xmas Campaign group "Reaching for a Star - 2008", now in its fourth edition and offering important support to the Children At Risk Foundation's work with street and other children at risk in Brazil:
See this recent video presentation of CARF's work and join the group to offer your valued support for this important project. Click on the clown below:
Thanks for making our group such a great place to visit.
NB! If you wish to post other categories of children's pictures, please join an alternative group such as KIDPIX - WORLD KIDDIES or LITTLE PEOPLE.
To achieve our objectives we will be deleting images that seem more suitable for these groups, so don’t be surprised or angry if you suddenly disappear. Sorry!
This is a public group.
- View the group rules.
Members can post 80 things to the pool each month.
- Accepted media types:
- Accepted content types:
- Photos / Videos
- Screenshots / Screencasts
- Illustration/Art / Animation/CGI
- Accepted safety levels: