Author Archives: russellphoto

About russellphoto

Photographer and multimedia producer/editor working in international development. Also on Twitter @russellphoto

Developing pictures 2016: my pick of some great ‘international development’ photos this year

From the end of Ebola at the start of the year, to the fall of Aleppo at the end of it, here’s my alternative pick of some of the most striking and (mostly) positive international development photos of 2016. Liberia: the … Continue reading

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From Bekaa to Brighton: Syrian stories, UK aid

Since 2013, I’ve made a number of visits to both Jordan and Lebanon, which between them are now hosting well in excess of 2 million Syrian refugees – documenting how UK aid is helping people who are living in formal refugee … Continue reading

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A long walk to Langtang

In April 1999 I spent a month trekking in Nepal, from Kathmandu up into the Langtang Valley. It was a beautiful, extraordinary time. Nepal was just about to hold its first democratic elections in over 50 years, and people in … Continue reading

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A thousand words on the photographs of Aylan Kurdi

It is truly extraordinary how the tragic photos of the death of the 3-year-old Syrian boy, Aylan Kurdi have transformed the debate around refugees in Europe over the past week. However awful those pictures were though, at least – at last – … Continue reading

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No more ‘flies in their eyes’: How do photos used by NGOs affect perceptions of global development?

The Overseas Development Institute recently hosted a thought provoking ‘twitter chat’ on the theme of #devpix – or, to give it its full title, ‘No more flies in their eyes: the do’s and don’ts of development photography’. They kindly asked … Continue reading

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Survival and shelter in Nepal

I’ve just recently returned from a deployment for DFID to Nepal, in the aftermath of the earthquake which struck the country on 25 April. It’s hard to know what to say about such a destructive heart-breaking event. I spent 3 … Continue reading

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Could this image really mark a turning point in the Syrian conflict?

Most of you will by now have seen this picture. That fact alone makes it remarkable, as if the image itself isn’t remarkable enough. And of course it truly is a ‘remarkable’ picture; an enormous crowd of people crushed together … Continue reading

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