Development photography – mission impossible

Yesterday I wrote about Oxfam’s use of photographs of children in war-torn areas for social media posts. That made me think about when I worked for a Northern development organisation in a developing country, and was asked to collect some photos of a specific vulnerable group that could be used in the Global …

Children as development candy

From time to time the discussion about whether or not Facebook can do what they like with your photos arises (Belam, 2016). I know a lot of people who are a little concerned, especially when it comes to pictures of children. Last month, it was rerported that an 18 year old Austrian girl …

A development worker’s personal approach to Facebook

Many development professionals share and reflect upon their experiences of development work through blogs and other social media. One of them is Anna Claesson, a Swedish employee at an international development organisation. Anna is posted in a middle income emerging market country and uses Facebook to reflect and engage with friends …