Category Archives: photojournalism

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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Hidden Lives: the untold story of urban refugees

I mentioned Andrew McConnell’s Hidden Lives multimedia project as one of my Developing Pictures highlights of 2012 the other day, but as it has now opened as an exhibition in London’s St Pancras station, I thought I’d kick off the … Continue reading

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Unexpected meetings at Les Recontres d’Arles

Having been a long-term, long-distance observer of the Rencontres d’Arles photo festival for many years, I finally fulfilled a long-held ambition to actually visit it in the flesh a couple of weeks ago. Admittedly this was a good few weeks after the … 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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Happy Mother’s day: picturing mums in India and Sierra Leone

Ok, I know this Mother’s Day post is a couple of days late – at least if you’re reading this in the UK. If you’re in the US, or many other places like Australia, Canada and India, then it’s a … Continue reading

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Great photos, shame about the audio? Part 2 – World Press Photo Multimedia winners

I blogged just yesterday about some of the challenges of producing audio-slideshows, combining still photography, audio and video. I didn’t realise that, by coincidence, the World Press Photo awards would today be announcing the winners of the 2012 ‘multimedia’ category, … Continue reading

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