Arete helps you to tell stories that make a positive difference in people’s lives.

We source and manage local experts in photography, video, digital and written content from around the world to help you tell stories that make a difference. We can work with you in your office or in the field. Contact us to find out how we can help you make an impact through exceptional storytelling and targeted communications strategies.

Our Impact

Arete’s photos and audio recordings were essential to capturing the scale and impact of USAID’s highly successful maternal and child health programme in India.

Having worked with the British military in Afghanistan, Arete’s Kate Holt was ideally placed to photograph and promote the production of A Brave Face.

Our photographic work helped Opportunity International to achieve its most successful appeal to date – raising £7.4 million!

Our latest work

We worked with the Disasters Emergency Committee to produce photo and video stories highlighting the plight of people affected by famine and drought in South Sudan and Somalia.

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Media Training

Arete provides a range of communications workshops for charities and private companies. We don’t rely on individuals to have expensive equipment, so from photography to video and media training, there is a workshop suitable for you. If your organisation could benefit from bespoke communications training tailored to your needs, simply email us.

Our Trainers

With decades of experience in content gathering, media and communications strategy, our trainers can work with you to help your organisation tell the stories that really matter.

“I was really inspired by this course. It was easy to understand and the trainer really knew her subject.”

Mary-Sanyu, IOM Somalia

“This workshop was fantastic. The practical sessions were useful and the use of multimedia was excellent.”

Yussuf, ADESO

“This workshop was excellent. It covered a wide variety of very useful areas and the trainer was well versed in the needs of NGOs.”

Suzy, UNICEF Somalia

“The workshop was really useful for us to get your perspectives on our media work and challenge the way we present ourselves.”

Tracy, Save the Children

Our Services

Arete provides a range of communications services to the for-profit and non-profit sector, helping you to tell your organisation’s story. To enquire about any of the services we provide, simply drop us an email at

Arete's People

“I would like to congratulate Jessica and Eva for their great work and their professional and pragmatic approach on this project.”

Dame, Tostan International

“Thanks again for your wonderful images and story gathering, which made the appeal come to life.”

Jenny, Opportunity International

Arete's People

“Thank you so much for sending Eva and Karel on our trip to Kenya! They were both professional and always on the ball.”

Catherine, Cross International

"Kate produces quality material sensitively and is one of the very few photographers we trust to operate in challenging environments.”

Lucy, The Guardian

Our award-winning journalists and content specialists are eager to help you make a difference. Contact us to find out how we can tailor our expertise to meet your needs.

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