Press release

Gruner + Jahr to Host German-Chinese Exhibition of Photographs by Children - "Me and My City" - during "China Time 2006" beginning September 13th

Hamburg, 11 September 2006 –

In April 2006, 230 children and teens in Hamburgand Shanghai photographed the worlds they live in. The best pictures will be ondisplay at Galerie 11 at the G+J Pressehaus from Sep 13 - Oct 6 during theGerman-Chinese cultural weeks known as "China-Time."

Gruner + Jahr is sponsoring the "Me and My City" photography project as partof the Hamburg-Shanghai partner city program. "The exhibition shows thatphotography is an appealing way for children to portray their surroundings.Because of the special role that quality photography plays for Gruner + Jahr´smagazines, we are especially concerned about next-generation photographers,"declared Achim Twardy, member of the Gruner + Jahr AG executive board.

The 230 snapshots on exhibit show the metropolises from the children´s own verypersonal angles. They invite the viewer to discover the partner cities of Hamburgand Shanghai anew and beyond the tourist´s-eye view. Geographical distance,intercultural differences and common interests enter into a compelling dialog.The 115 children in Hamburg and teens from 18 nations come from diverse culturalbackgrounds. They were introduced to the technique and art of photography inseveral workshops led by photographers including Andreas Herzau and Gisela Floto.A panel of judges that included the photographers eventually selected the bestpicture by each participant from all the photos taken afterwards. The photographsby Chinese children were selected from nearly 3,000 pictures entered in a contest

Exhibition dates:
September 13th - October 6th, 2006
"Galerie 11" at the G+J Pressehaus, Am Baumwall 11, 20459 Hamburg
Opening hours: Mon - Sun 3 to 6 p.m. Admission is free.

"Me and My City" is being mounted by the LAG Kinder- und Jugendkultur e.V. incooperation with the "KinderKinder" Festival and sunspirit, Shanghai.Sponsored by: Hamburg Cultural Office, Cultural Foundation of Hamburg,PwC Foundation, "5000x Future" Foundation, Budnianer Hilfe,supported by Gruner + Jahr.


Dr. Andreas Knaut
Gruner + Jahr
Director Public + Business Relations
Phone: +49-(0)40-3703-3113
Kristina Sassenscheidt
LAG Kinder- und Jugendkultur e.V.
Press and Public Relations
Phone: +49-(0)40-3060-3575
Mobile: +49-(0)179-118-9999