Vice president of Heydar Aliyev Foundation opens International Youth Festival

17:45 13.05.2013

Leyla Aliyeva, Vice President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, opened the first International Photo Festival and the International Young Photo Contest “The Earth in Children’s Eyes” in Baku yesterday, on Mae 12, 2013. Aliyeva and photographer Reza Degati initiated the festival and contest, Trend reports.

AINA founder Reza Degati and the IDEA Campaign helped organize the festival.

Aliyeva said that the contest and festival will be annual. They will draw social attention to ecological problems. She said that thousands of photos made by people from over 90 countries were studied and the best taken for the exhibition.

The vice president reminded that Azerbaijan was marking the 90th anniversary of National Leader Heydar Aliyev and organized a Flower Festival.

The exhibition and festival will continue until May 14. Visitors will see the best 100, including the photos of 8-year-old Anastasia Vorobko from Saint-Petersburg who won the contest.

Adapted from: Vestnik Kavkaza