The NGO Photographers Alliance is a collective of photographers, writers, social activists, humanitarians and other creatives whose common bond is a shared interest in photography relating to the NGO world.
The centerpiece of the NGO Photographers Alliance is a Mentorship program whereby participants are embedded within an affiliated NGO and contribute to the activities of the organisation whilst being taught photography skills specific for the NGO environment under the guidance of an experienced in-country mentor.
The NGO Photographers Alliance promotes strategies that develop the following:
To build the necessary skills and knowledge to understand what NGOs are looking for in photographers.
Developing the technical as well as practical skills required for this specific field of work.
To understand issues of ethics concerning the developing world.
Realising and anticipating the challenges that comes with working as a NGO photographer.
Above all, we emphasize on the notion of “photography with empathy,” an understanding that photography can be used as a powerful medium to elicit a better change in the world if told through a humanly and interconnected approach.
ORGANISED TOURS AND PROGRAMS
Mentorship Program to Bolivia with NGO Photographers
This Mentorship program is an intensive 8 day program and is suited for beginner to intermediate level photographers. It combines photography workshops, private 1 on 1 mentor feedback sessions as well as participation in NGO-related activities in conjunction with Bolivia Digna. Participants embarkin...
Mentorship Program to the Dominican Republic with NGO Photographers
Traditionally speaking, Bateyes are communities in the Dominican Republic that were born from the sugar industry comprised of workers who worked in the sugar plantations as well as in the sugar factories. Today, these Bateyes still exist, home to large numbers of Dominicans and Haitians many of w...
Young Photographers Program to Ecuador with NGO Photographers
This Mentorship program, scheduled for the 7 – 14 May, 2018, is an intensive 8 day program combining photography workshops, private 1 on 1 mentor feedback sessions as well as participation in NGO-related activities in conjunction with Sustainable Roots. The highlights of this program include ...
Safari Program to Tanzania with NGO Photographers
This Safari Program is an intensive 10 day program combining photography workshops, private 1 on 1 mentor feedback sessions as well as participation in NGO-related activities in conjunction with Peace for Conservation. Participants embarking on the Safari Program will travel to Mwanza, the second ...