Articles and Interviews

‘Even Though I Am Free I Am Not’ – photographic activism for Burmese political prisoners

Today is Daw Aung San Suu Kyi‘s birthday, her fifteenth under house arrest in the past twenty years. Preparations for elections in Myanmar (Burma) later in the year have already drawn widespread criticism regarding highly restrictive elections laws, particularly those that bar the jailed political opposition (including Suu Kyi) from participating. Past experience has lead many to fear…

Articles and Interviews

Nayantara Gurung Kakshapati – “I was just interested in telling stories.”

I first met Nayantara Gurung Kakshapati when I was exploring participatory photography in Nepal in 2009. Since then we have worked together on the issue of human rights abuses committed during the conflict in Nepal (1996-2006) on a number of occasions. I chose to work with Nayantara because she is a good photographer, plain and simple. I saw some photos she…

Video and Film

Video campaigns, exhibitions & collections

Amnesty International Secretariat Audio and Video. Selection of Audio and Video documents on human rights issues. Amnesty International TV on You Tube.  Videos produced by the organisation on human rights. Global Lives – is an international collaboration of film makers whose goal is to encourage cultural education and understanding through technology. The project aims to collaboratively build a video library…

Video and Film

Participatory Video

American Refugee Committee – works in seven countries assisting refugees, especially escaping from conflict situations. Here is their participatory video toolkit. Bibliographical resources on participatory video. Biocultural Portal (currently working under the name “Conversations with the Earth”) – functions as a web based resource for Indigenous Peoples and other stewards of bio-cultural diversity to share participatory video…

Multimedia

Multimedia campaigns, exhibitions & collections

A Developing Story – brings together and promotes multimedia from and about the developing world. From professionally produced campaign work, to user-generated Flickr photosets, podcasts and written testimony, the site is designed to help these stories reach new audiences as well as creating, over time, a categorised archive for those working in international development to use…

Multimedia

Agencies & Communities

Ctrl+Alt+Shift – Innovative UK based new social activism organisation using new media, visual arts and stunts for social justice aimed at young people. Part of Christian Aid. Dropping Knowledge – Using strong international photo-journalistic images ‘dropping knowledge’ invite questions from the public to accompany the images as postcards or posters.  Their website allows for these questions to be…

Photography

Photographic campaigns, exhibitions & collections

The Aftermath Project – a non-profit organization focused on broadening the story telling of conflict and post-conflict societies. The Aftermath Project holds a yearly grant competition open to working photographers worldwide covering the aftermath of conflict. In addition, through partnerships with universities, photography institutions and non-profit organizations, the Project seeks to help broaden the public’s understanding…