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.

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With vaccine derived polio on the rise in Africa, UNICEF continues to ensure everyone is informed of the vaccine’s benefits, encouraging as many people to vaccinate their children as possible. Community social mobilisers carry out home visits to vaccinate children and to inform community members of the facts, thereby dispelling myths about the vaccines. UNICEF commissioned Arete to create an animation to motivate and encourage the community social mobilisers; reminding them of the crucial role they play in eradicating polio in Africa.


In May 2020, Arete's consultant, Ismail Taxta, spent time with several vulnerable communities in Mogadishu, photographing the far-reaching effects of Coronavirus, on behalf of the Disasters and Emergency Committee's (DEC) COVID-19 Appeal. The photographs were shared widely across social media, reports and in newspapers as part of the fundraising campaign. The appeal raised over 15 million GBP, allowing 14 of the UK’s leading aid charities to help vulnerable communities across 7 countries.

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Media Training

Arete provides a range of communications workshops for charities and private companies, in partnership with CMR Media. 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 Production 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

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

Lucy, The Guardian

“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.”

Dame, Tostan International

“The photos are fantastic! Thank you SO much for pitching this so skillfully”


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. If you would like to work with us please contact

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