How do you see development? How can you portrait the human face of the development processes? How do you show that development initiatives and programmes improve the lives of people?
The Global Photography Campaign on Humanizing Development launched on 1 June 2009 aims to promote and showcase visual examples of people winning the battle against poverty, social exclusion and marginalization by bringing light and life into the above questions.
The Global Photography Campaign aims to show examples of people winning the battle against poverty, social exclusion and marginalization. It is intended to raise awareness of the successes in the development process. The campaign is intended to counterbalance the frequently shown images of desolation and despair. A photo gallery will to be permanently located at IPC-IG office and open for public visitation. A series of photo exhibitions will also be organized in several cities around the world.
Everyone can and is strongly encouraged to participate in this global effort and contribute with a photograph. All photographs should fit into one of the campaign’s fourteen different thematic areas related to the Millennium Development Goals, such as eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, expanding access to food, clean water, sanitation, education and health services for the poor, andpromoting women’s leadership and equal opportunity in education and employment.
For further information, please contact:
Communications, Outreach and Advocacy Unit
International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG)
Poverty Practice, Bureau for Development Policy, UNDP
Esplanada dos Ministérios, Bloco O, 7º andar
70052-900 Brasilia-DF, Brazil Phone: (+ 55 61) 2105 5036