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08.10.2014   Edition Lammerhuber at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2014

We the Children

A project from UNICEF Germany, GEO and Edition Lammerhuber –
presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair 

Even before they entered the gates to the fair, visitors were directed to Stand L 67/L 73 in Hall 3.1 by ten large-format posters. ARD TV and Hessischer Rundfunk radio were interested, the Austrian Minister of Culture, Josef Ostermayer, came to the stand, as did Frankfurt Mayor Peter Feldmann. On the podium, TV personalities Sabine Christiansen and Marie-Luise Marjahn shared the space with politician Tom Koenigs and international photographers Chris de Bode, ­Patricia Willocq, Hartmut Schwarzbach, Fernando­ Moleres­ and Nannen Prize winner Kai ­Löffelbein. The most intense bustle at Edition Lammerhuber’s­ stand came when 250 young ‘book pilots’, girls and boys from schools in Frankfurt, turned up. What drew them all to the 2014 Book Fair? ‘We the Children’, a project of UNICEF Germany, GEO and Lammerhuber­ publishing house, on the 25th anniversary of the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child. 

The book runs to almost 300 pages and is edited by former GEO editor-in-chief, Peter-Matthias Gaede, and by Jürgen Heraeus, Chairman of the Board of UNICEF Germany. It combines photo reports from 42 countries and can be read as a to-do list for the international community of states; as a plea not just to enshrine the fundamental rights of children, for instance the right of protection against violence and exploitation or the right to education and health, in solemn statements but to implement them in real life. While the pupils of Frankfurt milled around the large-format images for two hours and listened to tales about the circumstances of children in Syria, messages to UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon were entered into one copy of the book, which is published in German and English to widen the appeal of its theme, further supported by the hash tag campaign #WetheChildren. 

In his preface to the book, Gaede describes its intent as “a harsh reminder of what should be on the agenda of the global family”. The book draws on the work of committed first-rate international photographers*. The children at the fair took to the message of We the Children with empathy, as witnessed by their encounter with Neehaari Mandali, an Indian woman who had tried to immolate herself to get out of an arranged marriage that had become unbearable. It was not easy to look into her ravaged face, but many children wanted to talk to her and to hear her story.

  • Kids Friday am Stand der Edition Lammerhuber & UNESCO
  • Patricia Willocq
  • Lois Lammerhuber, Jürgen Heraeus, Sabine Christiansen, Kai Löffelbein, Peter-Matthias Gaede
  • Kai Löffelbein, Peter-Matthias Gaede
  • Alexandra Meindl-Müller, Sabine Christiansen, Kristina Müller Peter-Matthias Gaede, Lois Lammerhuber
  • Kristina Müller
  • Peter-Matthias Gaede, Sabine Christiansen, Jürgen Heraeus, Lois Lammerhuber, Kai Löffelbein
  • Patricia Willocq
  • Lois Lammerhuber
  • Lois Lammerhuber, Josef Ostermayer, Sabine Christiansen
  • Christian Schneider
  • Kai Löffelbein, Peter-Matthias Gaede
  • Maria Stoy
  • Martin Verg
  • Lois Lammerhuber, Michael Klein
  • Lois Lammerhuber, Peter-Matthias Gaede, Christian Schneider
  • Stephan Grötzschel, Peter Matthias-Gaede, Silvia Lammerhuber, Angela Rupprecht
  • Peter Matthias-Gaede, Silvia Lammerhuber
  • Christian Schneider
  • Josef Ostermayer
  • Sabine Christiansen
  • Jürgen Heraeus
  • Peter-Matthias Gaede
  • Alexandra Meindl-Müller
  • Kai Löffelbein
  • Patricia Willocq
  • Fernando Moleres
  • Maria Stoy
  • Josef Ostermayer
  • Sabine Christiansen
  • Jürgen Heraeus
  • Peter-Matthias Gaede
  • Alexandra Meindl-Müller
  • Kai Löffelbein
  • Patricia Willocq
  • Fernando Moleres
  • Maria Stoy
  • Lea Sofia Nikiforow
  • Chris de Bode
  • Kerstin Bücker
  • Werner Went
  • Neehaari Mandali, Ann-Christine Woehrl
  • Martin Verg
  • Kitty Kino
  • Sandra Mann
  • Brigitte Scott
  • Lea Sofia Nikiforow
  • Chris de Bode
  • Kerstin Bücker
  • Werner Went
  • Ann-Christine Woehrl, Neehaari Mandali
  • Martin Verg
  • Kitty Kino
  • Sandra Mann
  • Brigitte Scott
  • Peter-Matthias Gaede, Peter Feldmann, Lois Lammerhuber
  • Kids Friday am Stand der Edition Lammerhuber & UNESCO
  • Kids Friday am Stand der Edition Lammerhuber & UNESCO
  • Kids Friday am Stand der Edition Lammerhuber & UNESCO
  • Kids Friday am Stand der Edition Lammerhuber & UNESCO
  • Darian Pfeiffer, Lea Sofia Nikiforow; Kids Friday am Stand der Edition Lammerhuber & UNESCO
  • Kids Friday am Stand der Edition Lammerhuber & UNESCO
  • Kids Friday am Stand der Edition Lammerhuber & UNESCO
  • Kids Friday am Stand der Edition Lammerhuber & UNESCO
  • Kids Friday am Stand der Edition Lammerhuber & UNESCO
  • Kids Friday am Stand der Edition Lammerhuber & UNESCO
  • Kolja Müller, Lois Lammerhuber, Helmut Urbanec, Silvia Lammerhuber, Leon Joskowitz, Peter Feldmann, Peter-Matthias Gaede, Renate Steger
  • Silvia Lammerhuber
  • Heidi & Hans-Jürgen Koch
  • Marie-Luise Marjan
  • Fara Phoebe Zetzsche
  • Tom Koenigs
  • Khatera Yusufi
  • Eva Stundner
  • Fritz Franz Vogel
  • Renate Steger
  • Silvia Lammerhuber
  • Heidi & Hans-Jürgen Koch
  • Marie-Luise Marjan
  • Fara Phoebe Zetzsche
  • Tom Koenigs
  • Khatera Yusufi
  • Eva Stundner
  • Fritz Franz Vogel
  • Renate Steger
  • Jörg Sadrozinski
  • Anna Pearce
  • Christian Schneider
  • Ruth Eichhorn
  • Gabriele Köhler
  • Beate Jung
  • Hartmut Schwarzbach
  • Laura Salm-Reifferscheidt
  • Lois Lammerhuber
  • Jörg Sadrozinski
  • John Brancati, Anna Pearce
  • Christian Schneider
  • Ruth Eichhorn
  • Gabriele Köhler
  • Beate Jung
  • Hartmut Schwarzbach
  • Laura Salm-Reifferscheidt
  • Lois Lammerhuber
  • Werner Wendt
  • Chris de Bode
  • Kai Löffelbein
  • Kerstin Bücker
  • Lois Lammerhuber, Kai Löffelbein, Ann-Christine Woehrl, Chris de Bode, Hartmut Schwarzbach
  • Kai Löffelbein
  • Hartmut Schwarzbach
  • Johanna Reithmayer, Neehaari Mandali
  • Kerstin Bücker, Marie-Luise Marjan
  • Marie-Luise Marjan
  • Kerstin Bücker, Marie-Luise Marjan
  • Marie-Luise Marjan
  • Heidi Koch, Silvia Lammerhuber, Ann-Christine Woehrl, Johanna Reithmayer, Kerstin Bücker, Neehaari Mandali, Hans-Jürgen Koch, Laura Salm-Reifferscheidt, Lois Lammerhuber, Renate Steger
  • Nehaari Mandali, Ann-Christine Woehrl
  • Lois Lammerhuber
  • Tom Koenigs, Kerstin Bücker, Lois Lammerhuber
  • Tom Koenigs
  • Tom Koenigs
  • Silvia & Lois Lammerhuber