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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.

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 [...]
3rd October, 2016
image bank, image archive, international development, photographs, images, CSR

Seven Reasons Why Non-Profits Need to Harness the Power of Visual Storytelling

The old adage that a picture tells a thousand words is nowhere truer than in international development. Our brains’ latent, inherent capacity to respond to visual stimuli rapidly, tapping into emotions along the way, is part of our biological makeup. When visuals are compelling and of a high quality, there’s huge potential to make them work for your purposes. Yet many non-profits and CSR departments [...]
6th February, 2017
SignHealth Uganda, Africa, deaf, hearing impairment, sign language, signing, education, drama

Are You Sitting Comfortably? Then Let Change Begin.

How do we educate people to make positive changes? Not everyone is always ready to listen, even to their peers. Expatriate NGO workers might come across as ‘superior’, failing to attempt to understand the reasons behind prevailing practices before preaching alternatives. We humans are more than capable of developing ourselves through transformative information and ideas, though. The [...]
5th May, 2017
Hope foundation, Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu, India, toe painter

Why Positive Images Must Prevail

The time for ‘poverty porn’ has well and truly passed, in our view (if, indeed, there ever was one). Yet we still sometimes come across some very negative and degrading portrayals of people and places within development-related communications. As a visual communications company, we take our responsibility for representing people seriously. We believe that there’s already enough bad news [...]