"Heartbeat" photographs in Copenhagen
Photography: Who/david barrett
The exhibition of photographs entitled “Heartbeat” taken in 2012 by docu-photographer Ziv Koren to mark the 20th anniversary of Schneider Children’s Medical Center took place at the WHO European Headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark. The offices are in the UN City building housing 10 various UN agencies.
In 2012, Ziv Koren volunteered to document daily life and special moments in the hospital to mark the 20th anniversary of Schneider Children’s. Armed with his camera, he followed the huge medical dramas and the small human moments, tension-filled minutes and the emotional burden, the hopes and fears of parents and the bond between families, doctors and nurses. The result was a moving display of photographs of children and their families, medical teams and an album of photographs that accompanied the exhibition.
The Israeli Ambassador to Denmark, Baruch Bina, stated that “we decided to present this moving exhibition at the European headquarters of WHO in order to highlight the infinite medical devotion of the only hospital in the Middle East that is open to all children, Jews and Arabs, because children are children are children for Schneider Children’s as well as for us.”
Ziv Koren has been a journalist photograph for more than 25 years. As a news and docuphotographer, Koren covers humanitarian issues in Israel and abroad such as poverty in Israel, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the tsunami disaster in southern Asia, the earthquake in Haiti and more. His award-winning photographs have been included in many individual and group exhibitions around the world and been published in a range of international newspapers.