project: Voice To The Voiceless! workshop: Photography & Activism

We believe that in the absence of debate and criticism, no administration, institution or country can succeed and no “republic” can survive. Our objective is not to amuse or entertain or to emphasize or highlight through journalism, the trivial and the sentimental. We don’t simply “give the public what it wants” – rather, we aim to inform, arouse, reflect, highlight dangers and opportunities and give an indication of any crises and choices arising. We aim to lead, mold, educate and at times even provoke anger within the arena of public opinion. Our fair and impartial journalism and photographic contributions mean greater attention to and an improved understanding of, the news, as well as the standards and levels of responsibility that government must meet in its obligation to provide people with the fullest information outside the narrowest confines of a policy that ideologically should defend human, civil and political rights and liberties for all.

And so we strive to be the recorder of man’s deeds, the keeper of his conscience, the courier of his news that we look to for strength and assistance. We are confident that with the help of the press, man will be what he was born to be: free and independent.

Inspired by John F. Kennedy.

Our ethos is encapsulated by the following quote:

“I should like to help everyone if possible, Jew, gentile, black men, white, we all want to help one another, human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another!”  — Charlie Chaplin, ‘The Great Dictator’.

Without independent reporters, war would just be a nice show of the emperors involved. Our pictures will accurately document places or circumstances of unknown; hidden; forbidden; or difficult-to-access. In those places are voiceless people, whose stories are going unreported, in circumstances that any of us might find ourselves in. Therefore, we want to go out there, witness, document and report, give voice to the voiceless and bear witness on behalf of the innocent. Support us to bring the good, bad and the ugly of the truth, documented through photography for each and everyone of us, a means by which to trigger our thoughts and ideas to stand and defend one another. We have the power, the power of truth, a means by which to push back against the powers who rely on war.

“Let’s support those who risk their lives every day to keep us informed and provide us with independent images that are very different from the official ones served up by governments.” — Reporters Without Borders.

Support us, so that we can be able to work in a way that provides a vision of the world that is nuanced, human and complex, one that makes debate possible.

It’s difficult to maintain the production of truly independent photo-documentary and journalistic projects without contributions from readers like you. If our professional and ethical approach covering unreported stories makes sense to you, if you want to ensure the continuation of availability of ethical journalism and you find it useful, please consider making a donation.

Your donation will help the development of our projects, encouraging and supporting our human efforts to witness, document and report, the unreported stories of unarmed and unprotected men, women and children.