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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]