18 Nov Using Photography to Make Social Impact Visible
Source: Fuji X Passion
This article was originally published on the 4th edition Fuji X Passion virtual magazine, among many other interesting articles that you can find HERE
At first my natural curiosity led me to try all kinds of photography but later I became more focused on documentary photography and street photography, maybe because of my professional interest in social issues, people and their behaviors and society as whole.
For more than twenty years now, I’m very active in the social intervention area as a whole and in specific sub-areas like social entrepreneurship and social innovation issues. I’m an experienced consultant and educator/trainer, working regularly with prestigious organisations such as the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the European Commission, the Portuguese High Commission for Migrations (ACM), the European Anti-Poverty Network or the Portuguese Committee for UNICEF, among others.
The desire to bring my professional experience and sensitivity for social themes together with my passion for photography led to the creation of the Humane Focus project.
The Humane Focus Project (www.humanefocus.com)
Humane Focus is a humanitarian photography project with a Visual Storytelling approach that uses photography and/or video to create visual narratives about social intervention programmes and how they transform and impact the lives of the communities that they work with.
Humane Focus understands that photography and visual content have an important role to play in communications for NGO’s, foundations, programmes, public