Stuart Freedman photographs the work of Handicap International to affect Lebanese policy change
I’m happy to confirm that Handicap International prides itself on having collaborated with Stuart Freedman on several occasions, the last one to date being his reportage in south Lebanon in 2007 that resulted in a book and an exhibition, both titled ‘Clearing for Peace’. We have granted Stuart Freedman permission to use freely the outcome of this collaboration, hoping that this fantastic body of work receives as much recognition as possible.
Stuart Freedman’s photographic work about the cluster munition issue in south Lebanon has been instrumental for us to lobby decision-makers, diplomats and governmental authorities so that they decide to ban these weapons. The exhibition has travelled to major cities of the world, when and where international negotiations on cluster munitions took place. On such occasions, the book was also distributed to the people involved in the discussions and to media representatives. This series of international conferences came to a conclusion in Oslo on 3 December 2008, when an international treaty banning cluster munitions was signed.
External communications Manager
Adam Nadel’s photographs influence UN malaria policy
Malaria: Blood, Sweat, and Tears opened in April 2010 at the United Nations Headquarters Main Gallery in New York. The exhibit opened to celebrate World Malaria Day with leaders in the world of public policy and malaria control. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, HRH Princess Astrid of Belgium and Professor Awa Coll-Seck, Executive Director of Roll Back Malaria, all key figures capable of influencing major decisions relating to malaria policy, spoke at the event. According to the gallery manager, this show was one of the most successful exhibitions ever hosted at the United Nations. It is estimated that over one hundred thousand people attended. The exhibition and photographs also received a full page feature in the The New York Times Week in Review and on the cover of Science Magazine’s special malaria issue, among other outlets. In January 2011, the exhibit opens at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, with additional venues to follow. The next step will be to produce an accompanying book that can be widely distributed to funding organizations and policy makers. When printed, there is a partner committed to funding distribution to every member of Congress.
- Adam Nadel
Dog Meets World partners with volunteer photographers in Zambia and Niger
Our exposure on your site is attracting some professional photographers to get involved and I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for allowing Dog Meets World, our nascent goodwill/peacemaking project, to have space on your excellent website. The project is picking up momentum….thanks in part to your organization and you.
Carolyn F. Lane, Ph.D.
Founder and President
Dog Meets World, the Photo Diplomacy Project
Jodi and Tristan Moss in Guatemala with Peer Water Exchange
“Small-scale projects tailored to the needs of the locals and eventually owned and adopted by the community are the key to solving the water crisis” said PWX architect, Rajesh Shah. “Due to the need for change in behavior and ownership, these projects in reality only begin after the ribbon-cutting ceremony. So more eyes viewing the work and sharing the information gives us extremely vital insight into the functioning and evolution of the project years after ‘completion’”, continues Rajesh. “The decentralized collaborative network model of PWX will help solve the world’s water crisis and we are extremely grateful to PhotoPhilanthropy volunteers who beautifully document share the good work and results happening in remote places with the world.”
To read more about this collaboration, visit the full press release.