Category Archives: development

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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Photos in the age of the app: launching DFID on Instagram

Part of my job as the picture editor for DFID is to always be looking out for creative ways to tell our story in images. From reports and publications to humanitarian emergencies and ministerial visits overseas, I think DFID has … Continue reading

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Witnessing the ‘power of we’

Once again the themes of Blog Action Day (today) and World Food Day (tomorrow) coincide with each other enough to prompt me to pen another of these sporadic blog posts. This year’s BAD is on the admittedly broad theme of … Continue reading

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Welcome to Kinshasa: Africa for beginners?

“Welcome to the Congo”, said my driver, Emmanuel, as we walked to the car from the vaguely organised chaos of Kinshasa’s Ndjili airport. “This is not a place for beginners”, he continued, as I confessed that this was my first … Continue reading

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Paradise lost? Photography and oil in Nigeria

With the recent protests against huge fuel subsidy cuts, and as the country reels from a spate of deadly sectarian bombings, there have been a lot of powerful photographs from Nigeria in the news of late. There are also a number … Continue reading

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Why do we still need photography to tell us about hunger?

Lots of people around the world are talking about food today, as it is both World Food Day and Blog Action Day 2011 (BAD theme: food). Why? Because globally, nearly a billion of the world’s nearly 7 billion population are … Continue reading

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24 posts later: a year of blogging on Developing Pictures

I just noticed that it’s almost exactly a year ago that I first set up Developing Pictures and posted to this blog. So, to mark this momentous anniversary, I thought I’d just share a list of the 24 posts that … Continue reading

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