Do you need powerful content to help you tell your story?

Whether you’re looking for photos or video content, Arete has an expert to help you deliver an impactful message to your audience.

We have provided a wealth of content for charities, NGOs, and for-profit companies. We take great care to protect those we work with, and are skilled at working with challenging subjects, in difficult locations, or with requirements such as anonymity of the subject.

Our international network of photographers and videographers covers the globe – from Africa, the USA and Asia, Europe to the Middle East and Latin America. Each consultant is thoroughly briefed of your specific requirements prior to the assignment, and is managed by Arete every step of the way to ensure that the final output exceeds your expectations.

Or have you already spotted an image on our website that you think would work for you? We can also provide royalty free images according to your requirements.

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Arete has produced thousands of photographs, documenting hundreds of projects, from SightSaver’s river blindness work and Opportunity International’s micro-loans scheme, to Marks and Spencer’s FairTrade efforts and GSMA’s mobile money strategy.

Our photographers can also capture interviews and audio in the field, to make your content more versatile.

Many of our photographers are award-winners, such as Karel Prinsloo who won the 2nd prize for News Stories at the famous World Press Awards for his coverage of the Mozambique floods.

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

If you’re looking for high-impact images, Arete can help.

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Do you want to source strong video content? Arete works with charities and private companies around the world to produce high-quality films.

We recently worked with the UK-based Disasters Emergency Committee to produce films for their East Africa drought appeal, which raised over £65 million. For this work, we used local, East-Africa-based photographers and videographers, ensuring that the content was gathered sensitively and by people familiar with the context they were operating in.

We can tailor the type of video to your specific needs – for example, films exclusively for social media, or longer, more in-depth pieces like our mini-doc on Mobile Money in Cote D’Ivoire for GSMA.

Our designers can also provide an affordable graphic design service to add graphic elements to your videos, helping you to get dense or complex information across to your audience in a clear, concise way. Or if you’d prefer a completely animated film, we can provide this for you as well. To view our video portfolio, visit our Vimeo page.

Whatever you’re working on, Arete has the expertise to help your project achieve it’s full potential. If you want any further details about our work, or to talk to us about yours, just drop us an email.

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