Celebrating UNESCO's 70th Anniversary
IN 1945, UNESCO was founded to build international understanding through protection of heritage and support for cultural diversity. UNESCO created the idea of World Heritage to protect sites of outstanding universal value, a few of which are represented by the photographs in this calendar. Its goals are to assure that every child, boy or girl, has access to quality education as a fundamental human right; to pursue scientific cooperation such as early warning systems for tsunamis and to strengthen ties between nations and societies; to protect freedom of expression, an essential condition for democracy, development and human dignity.
Photographer Jay Ben Adlersberg has been a contributing artist to Getty Images. His clients include Microsoft, Viacom, Saatchi and Saatchi and The New York Times. He brings a journalist's eye to his images of countries and their people. His coffee table art book Ireland in Word and Image is published by Welcome Books and distributed world-wide by Random House. It won awards as the Best Travel Book of the Year, Best Coffee Table Book of the year and was a Finalist for Best Photography Book the Year. His two other careers are medicine and journalism. He has been voted one of the Best Doctors in New York. For 30 years, he has reported nightly on medical news for New York’s WABC-TV, and won a Peabody Award for team coverage of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. All calendar photos copyright Jay Ben Adlersberg.
Producer Nancy Prager Kamel serves as a U.S. National Commissioner for UNESCO and has been active in the UN, advising Member States and entities on sustainable development and forming public-private partnerships. She has headed and served on many international NGOs and UN Agencies and presently is the UN Main Representative and member of the board of Vital Voices Global Partnership. She is a Director on the Board of the World Federation of UN Associations. Ms. Kamel has been awarded the Grande Prix Humanitaire de France.
Graphics Artist Daniela Solomon started her career at MTV Networks and then Broadway Video, receiving credits for Graphic Producer for Top 40 and Graphic Designer for the Night James Brown Saved Boston, among others. Now with over 10 years in the business, she creates motion graphics and videos and developing campaign designs for clients in various industries.
Ireland in Word and Image
"Best Travel Book of the Year"
-Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2014
"Best Coffee Table Book of the Year'
-National Indie Excellence Awards 2014
"Finalist, Best Photography Book of the Year"
-Foreword Book of the Year Awards 2014
Hover over the "Ireland Book" link above for more information. The above slide show contains selections from the thousands of photos reviewed for the book. Many of the book photos are in the "On Location" collection under "Ireland in Word and Image".
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