Arete has a team of expert photographers, that can not only take great photos, but also build them around fantastic stories.

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Whether you’re in the UK or overseas, our photographers can produce a photo story that brings to life an issue that you care about.

For Opportunity International, we produced photo stories about women taking part in their Saving Circles project. The project helps people in poverty by giving them an opportunity to build their own business and support themselves. The stories were able to show people how the project makes a difference, through inspiring first-hand accounts of real women who had been able to save money to develop their own entrepreneurial activities.

One of the stories gathered was used to front Opportunity International’s Saving Circles campaign – a DFID match-funding appeal in which every pound raised in the UK was matched by the government. The resulting UK campaign raised £7.4 million – the charity’s most successful ever appeal. You can read more about our impact with Opportunity International here.

“Our appeal finished last week and so far it’s looking like our best yet, raising £7.4 million! It would not have been possible to raise that much without the incredible stories and footage you gathered.” – Jenny, Opportunity International UK

We also produced a video for the campaign using some of the photos taken. This video was shown at a Opportunity International fundraising dinner in partnership with City AM, raising over £400,000 in a single night.

Maximising your reach

Our extensive media contacts also means that you have the option for us to try to get your story placed. We have secured coverage for charities across the international media, such as the Guardian and the BBC.

Whatever your story, we’ve got a photographer who can help you to tell it. To discuss how to bring your next project to life, just contact us.

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