Tag Archives: photography

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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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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2013: My DFID photos of the year

In the spirit of looking back at the end of another year, here’s my selection of the best images I’ve been fortunate enough to see, take or select in the course of my work for DFID this year. 2013 has … 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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Diffusion Festival: Cardiff’s answer to Arles?

I made a dash from London to my hometown of Cardiff over the weekend, to see Diffusion, the inaugural Cardiff International Festival of Photography. It seems that no self-respecting city is without a photography festival these days – from Arles … 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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