Blog


Welcome to our blog. Here, you can keep up with our latest projects and news, get insights into the world of visual storytelling and communication for development and go behind the scenes to meet the creative team responsible for our work.

1st May, 2016

Behind the Lens: Linh Pham Shoots for the World Bank

This April, we sent our Vietnam-based Creative Associate Linh Pham to work on two assignments for The World Bank. As an experienced photojournalist, Linh is used to being behind the camera, so we’ve decided it’s time to sharpen the focus on him himself for once, and get to know the backstory to his excellent work for one of Communication for Development Ltd’s most high profile clients. [...]
16th June, 2016
Oxfam, photo book, cover design, photography, South East Asia, Vietnam, visual storytelling, farmer, aerial photo, women, gender

From Bamboo Nurseries to Broomstick Sellers: Documenting Oxfam’s Projects in Vietnam

Over the last couple of months, several of our team members have been working on a mission to document and visually depict the impact of 21 of Oxfam’s projects across the length and breadth of Vietnam. Working closely with the communications team of the organisation’s country office, our brief was to create a glossy, bilingual, coffee table sized book that could be presented to corporate donors [...]
8th July, 2016
Corporate social responsibility, CSR, sustainability, corporate citizenship, business, planet

Five Key Elements of Outstanding CSR Practice: Our Answer to the Sceptics

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives attract the disdain of many a sceptic. The United Nations’ ‘Global Compact’ initiative provides a five-step guide for businesses to align their strategies to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an initiative that Nestlé, Unilever and numerous other companies of varying sizes have publicly signed up to. But corporate efforts to move towards sustainable practices are still frequently perceived as token gestures. Human rights advocates and environmental activists circle above community- and environment-focused initiatives [...]
8th August, 2016
Chitrabani, founder, Gaston Roberge

Insights From the Past: Drawing Parallels with a Bengali Communications School

Chitrabani is an Indian photography and film training centre. Founded in the 1960s, it has remained faithful to its focus on using visual media for social good since then. This is a brief tale of Chitrabani’s conception, revealing how its founder used positive representations of people in very poor areas to change perceptions of them and to raise their profiles. This story resonates strongly with us at Communication for Development Ltd (CfD), since our work is underpinned by very similar values. [...]