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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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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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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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The Haiti earthquake, two years on: one brighter picture

It’s hard to believe that two years have already passed since the devastating earthquake which struck Haiti on 12 January 2010. There’s been a lot of media coverage of this ‘anniversary’ over the last couple of days, largely focussed on … Continue reading

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A year in development pictures

To mark the end of 2011, I thought I’d just blog a quick post on my ‘pictures of the year’ -inspired The Guardian’s selection of ‘development photos of the year‘, as well as by the fact that one of my … Continue reading

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