Ethical and empowering use of imagery 

Event Date

Tuesday, 6th October 2020

10:30 am

Duration: 10:30-12:30 UK time (total time commitment will be in the region of 1 day including a prep exercise, optional follow on call and peer learning/networking via the online learning platform) 

Topics: photography, participatory methods, ethics and communications 

Trainer: Catriona Knapman 

Software: Zoom (all you need is a charged laptop, tablet or mobile and internet connection to join the session) 

Who is it for: This session will be particularly useful for communications staff, consultants undertaking site visits, project leads, and monitoring, evaluation and learning officers. The session is open to all individual and organisational members of the Alliance. 

What you will be able to do after the session: 

  1. Critically reflect on the power of the lens and using images as a means of empowerment 

  1. Understand what informed consent means in practice 

  1. Identify uses for photography within our work including for communication, fundraising, campaigns, and monitoring, evaluation and learning 

  1. Identify good practice using photography for international development  

  1. Create strategies and approaches which help us to think about how photos can align and represent our values 

Why you should attend: 

This workshop will provide a space to reflect on, discuss and develop responsible strategies for the use of images in the international development and humanitarian sector.  

During the workshop, we will break down the idea of images, what they convey and who has the power to decide what images we use to represent our work. We will consider whether images reflect organisational values, how they reflect the people we work with and the approaches we should take to ensure photos are responsible and embody our values. 

Who can attend: 

The workshop is free to attend for Alliance members.  Non-members can request to join the training workshop if there are spaces available, for a fee of £100.   

Not yet a Member? Find out how to join The Alliance or contact us if you have any questions about membership. 

Sign up to reserve you space for the workshop by following the link below, spaces are limited.

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