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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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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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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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A serious game? Inside the Haiti Earthquake

As an unexpected follow-up to my post from yesterday, on multimedia reporting of the one-year-on point from the Haiti earthquake, I’ve spent this evening exploring an extraordinary multimedia interactive, Inside the Haiti Earthquake, which I came across via a colleague and the … Continue reading

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