Inspring and Informing Humanitarian Storytellers

We offer insights and tips for nonprofit and NGO storytellers.
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We think that ethical photography and video stories help nonprofits show the impact of their projects,
and increase funding and emotional connection to their work.
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We believe in empowering people to create a better life for themselves.

 

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Heather Rude-Turner reads to her son and daughter at their home in Springfield, Va. Heather depends on the EITC (the earned income tax credit) to help support her family. Photo by Laura Elizabeth Pohl for Bread for the World.

Recent Posts

Jobs Around the World: February 2018

Posted by | February 15

NOTE: Please don’t send your job applications to NGO Storytelling. We aggregate these postings as a service to you. To apply for a position, click the “Learn more about this job” link beneath each listing. Thank you!   Media Communications and IT Officer for SEED in Madagascar Deadline: March 31, […]

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How to Produce and Edit Videos in Languages You Don’t Speak

Posted by | February 12

When I read the scope of work, I knew the job would be interesting and challenging: produce a series of five technical instruction videos in French, Bariba, Fon, and Nagot. That made for a total of 20 videos, all in languages I didn’t speak (though I did understand a bit […]

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Visual Stories for Nonprofits: Dry Land Flower for Mexico Tierra de Amaranto

Posted by | February 8

Francisco Alcala Torreslanda is a social documentary photographer based in Mexico. He creates documentary images and visual narratives that bring to light the positive sides of society.    How were you connected with Mexico Tierra de Amaranto? I have a personal connection with Mary Delano, the founder and director of […]

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The Photo Editor’s Take On… The Future of Storytelling

Posted by | February 6

By Thomas Patterson for NGO Storytelling I was waiting in line at a camera store last month when it struck me: I was waiting in line at a camera store. Here I was, with two customers in line ahead of me at Citizen’s Photo in Portland, Oregon. Come to think of […]

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Jobs Around the World: January 2018

Posted by | January 24

NOTE: Please don’t send your job applications to NGO Storytelling. We aggregate these postings as a service to you. To apply for a position, click the “Learn more about this job” link beneath each listing. Thank you! Creative Associate at the Syrian American Medical Society in Washington, D.C. Deadline: March […]

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Virtual Reality and the Future of Storytelling

Posted by | January 11

I’m a newbie to virtual reality storytelling so I’m always looking for inspiring VR stories to learn more about the craft. I haven’t been impressed. Too often I’ve watched films that don’t use the full 360-view or showcase the technology without a story. But then this past October I visited […]

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We’re Away for the Holidays

Posted by | December 1

When Laura and I started collaborating on NGO Storytelling our goal was to share stories and experiences to help inspire and inform other humanitarian photographers. We love building connection and community around things like storytelling, ethics, and media. Thank you for sharing the journey with us. Some of the highlights […]

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Podcast 4: Informed Consent & Ethics in Nonprofit Storytelling

Posted by | November 23

Working with vulnerable people almost always leads to questions about how we should behave as ethical storytellers. In this podcast, we discuss the difference between consent and informed consent,  model releases, and how to handle difficult situations like photographing children. If you’d like to see more of this kind of […]

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Jobs Around the World: November 2017

Posted by | November 16

NOTE: Please don’t send your job applications to NGO Storytelling. We aggregate these postings as a service to you. To apply for a position, click the “Learn more about this job” link beneath each listing. Thank you! Director and Editor-in-Chief at Reproductive Health Matters in Flexible Location Deadline: January 8, […]

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