Browsing the "Photography" Tag

How A Production Company Faked ‘Instagram Migrant’ Account

September 15th, 2015 | by EJC

An Instagram account purportedly documenting a migrant’s journey from Dakar, Senegal, to Spain began trending earlier this year after the Huffington Post shared a story about it. The account, which was in fact created by a Spanish production company, is emblematic of the hazards that come with taking what we see on social media at face value


No More Flies In Their Eyes?

August 7th, 2015 | by EJC

How do the photos used by development organisations affect perceptions of international development? How do agencies ensure that images preserve their subjects’ dignity? Has social media created new opportunities for self-representation, or just reinforced the use of outdated visual clichés


How Photographer Agnes Montanari Is Helping Children Deal With Trauma

March 19th, 2015 | by EJC

Photographer Agnes Montanari has been working with Syrian child refugees in Jordan in hopes of showing them that their lives don’t have to be defined by trauma. Mallary Jean Tenore talked with Montanari about her work and media can be a force for good in emergency settings


‘Why Won’t The War Stop?’ Sudanese Refugees In Their Own Words

December 29th, 2014 | by EJC

When students at the Ajuong Thok Refugee Camp in South Sudan first held the smart phones given to them by a UN Refugee Agency project, they didn't know how to turn them on. But, after a two month course in digital storytelling, they used them to tell local stories about life in the camp



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