Photography for NGOs & charities

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

At Arete we specialise in photography for NGOs & charities and have 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.

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; and Massoud Hossaini, 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner for ‘Breaking News Photography’.

“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. We have been engaged in photography for NGOs & charities for over 20 years, and continue to work with many of the world’s leading charities and organisations, including UN Agencies, the World Health Organisation, Facebook and the Costa Foundation.

With operations centralised at our bases in London and Kenya, we are able to call on an extensive network of photographers situated around the world. Arete photojournalists can also write case studies and gather audio in the field, to make your content more versatile.

We believe it is important that our stories are gathered discretely and sensitively by people familiar with the context in which they are operating. As a result, we often engage local photographers as they bring an unrivalled understanding of the land’s language, culture, and customs. We find this reflected in the authenticity of the stories that emerge, making for high-quality and original content. Read more about Arete’s local experts in our blog.

Whatever you’re working on, Arete can help you tell stories that make a difference. 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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