Archive | Photography RSS feed for this section

The Pitch: 1 Foto 1 Family

This post is part of “The Pitch” series, which follows up with socially conscious creatives who submitted to the inaugural Benevolent Media Pitch Night competition in November 2012. At the event, held in Washington, D.C., 13 different projects and organizations presented 3-minute proposals on how to use storytelling and design for social good, for a chance […]

The South Bronx on Fire: Photography Exhibit Chronicles a Borough on the Rebound

  In September 2012, six photographers from the South Bronx, New York will come together in a show of photographic unity, in honor of the borough that raised them. The Seis Del Sur exhibition, comprised of images by noted photographers Joe Conzo, David Gonzalez, Ricky Flores, Angel Franco, Edwin Pagan and Francisco Molina Reyes II, chronicles a […]

Positive Pictures: Germaine Watkins and the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild

  As a photography instructor at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, Germaine Watkins explains why it’s essential to connect with his students. “It’s important, because that’s what was done with me when I was a student, and I’m trying to replicate that from my experience,” he said. “It helps them out to see that other people […]

Congratulations to Critical Exposure for Winning PhotoPhilanthropy Award!

  We’re pleased to share this good news on behalf of  PhotoPhilanthropy and Critical Exposure, two community partners that participated in our “Photography for Good” panel discussion and slideshow at the 2011 Benevolent Media Festival. Here’s the announcement from PhotoPhilanthropy: PhotoPhilanthropy is thrilled to announce the recipient of the 2011 PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Award for Community-Based Organizations (CBO): Critical Exposure […]

Q&A with Karl Grobl: Come Along for the Ride

  To ring in the new year, Karl Grobl, a self-described “humanitarian photojournalist,” launched a new video journal, “Come Along for the Ride,”  to provide insights into his work as a visual storyteller for NGOs worldwide. For the past 10 years, the photographer has been documenting the relief efforts and development work of clients like World Vision, World […]

Photography Lets Viewers “See Potential” of Healthy Communities in Chicago

  About a year ago, photographer Emily Schiffer won a grant from the Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund grant program to do a documentary project about emergencies not covered by mainstream media. Schiffer, who studied fine art, photography and African-American studies at the University of Pennsylvania, wanted to document public health problems related to the lack of access to healthy affordable food. It’s a […]

Jobs of the Week: Energetic Educator for Creative Tutoring

826DC, a nonprofit youth writing center that was voted as one of the top 30 places to work for by GOOD magazine, is hiring a Program Assistant/Coordinator to keep the organization’s creative wheels turning by coordinating its after-school programs, managing  interns and volunteers, assisting with outreach, and administering reports and evaluations. The nonprofit is based in Washington, D.C., where […]

Photography for Good: PhotoPhilanthropy, Nuru Project, Critical Exposure

  Highlights from the 2011 Benevolent Media Festival: On Sunday, November 6, Benevolent Media hosted a slideshow and panel discussion with three nonprofit leaders working to inspire social change through photography. Ernst Fischer believed that “art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it.” The panelists of the Benevolent Media Festival’s Photography for […]

Q&A with Peter Holmes: Capturing the Invisible

  Canadian photographer Peter Holmes was growing frustrated with the seeming inability of the policies he was studying at school to have an effective impact on real life politics. “I wanted to combine my studies in international relations and political science with my passion for photography,” said the 26-year-old Alberta native, who graduated from the University of British […]

Festival Highlight: Photography for Good: Slideshow and Panel Discussion

                    The Benevolent Media Festival is a celebration of Washington, D.C.’s community of storytellers and designers dedicated to social and environmental good. Members of the community who identify as “benevolent media creators” are invited to host and organize their own lectures, workshops, performances, networking events or other activities, […]

The Power of Photography

From A Photo Editor, “Using Photography To Create Tipping Points Around Conservation,” September 27, 2010: One of the highlights of last weekend’s Telluride Photography Festival was seeing the work of Robert Glenn Ketchum and learning about the International League of Conservation Photographers. If your photography had the kind of impact Robert’s has just once in […]