Category Archives: humanitarian emergencies

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 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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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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Exposing truth or exploiting the powerless? Debating ethics and photography at PICS 2012

Exposing truth or exploiting the powerless: what are the ethical issues around representation in photography? This was one of the thought-provoking and wide-ranging questions put to an ‘open table’ debate that I chaired as part of the PhotoVoice Photographic Images … Continue reading

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From the Horn to the Sahel: pictures are not enough, but we still need them

The three pictures presented in this blog post were all taken in February or March this year in Niger, one of the countries that forms west Africa’s Sahel region. They’ve each been published recently on Flickr by different aid agencies … Continue reading

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In pictures: Combating drought in the Horn of Africa?

The BBC News In Pictures blog today ran an online gallery of photographs from Turkana in Kenya, by award-winning photographer Alejandro Chaskielberg, apparently comssioned by Oxfam. The BBC ran them under the headline In Pictures: Combating drought in the Horn … Continue reading

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