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On 31st January 2017 we successfully raised £9,668 with 51 supporters in 67 days

With your help we will continue to put cameras in the hands of underrepresented communities. Everybody should have the chance to be heard.

by PhotoVoice in Brixton, England, United Kingdom

Hello!

We’re PhotoVoice and we believe that everybody should be given the opportunity to have their voice heard, and we use photography to achieve that.

We’re a charity made up of a small dedicated team of passionate individuals, and based in London. Much of the photography we see is taken OF people. At PhotoVoice, we are committed to photography taken BY people - their stories, their experiences, their insights.

We believe in the power of photography for positive social change. Since being established in 2003, we’ve worked on over 65 projects in 35 countries, all helping people to share their own story through photography. 

What do we do?

We work on award-winning participatory photography and digital storytelling projects, delivered in partnership with local organisations who know their communities. This helps ensure that our work is sustainable, long-lasting, and ethical. We’ve worked on many issues over the years, including disability, HIV, trafficking, political rights, women’s empowerment, and many more.

We’ve worked with some of the biggest and best charities, including the Red Cross, the Overseas Development Institute, Save the Children, Health Poverty Action, NSPCC, and others, who have wanted to really understand the countries and communities they’re working in, and have worked with us to help achieve that.

Why photography?

A photograph is an amazing thing. It’s a way to document what is happening, record facts, share information, enable creative expression, and highlight to others what is happening. It transcends language, ability, age, and literacy. 

What does social change mean?

For us, it’s about working to create the opportunities for people to have their voice heard, and then working with them and others to ensure that the right people are hearing it. A photograph can open doors, change minds, move people to laughter or tears. We harness this amazing power and encourage people to be in control of how they are represented, and how decisions are made about them.

What is this Christmas appeal all about?

85% of our income goes on our projects and communications work. It’s tough times for charities, particularly a charity with an approach as unique as ours. We’ve worked on some amazing projects over the years, and we want to continue to work on many more. Your support can help to keep us delivering these projects.

So what rewards do I get?

There are many individuals and organisations who recognise the importance of our work and support us to deliver it. They’ve donated a range of rewards for this Christmas appeal, and all of the profits will help us to deliver more of it. Here are some of the rewards you could get: 

Thank you!

Donate to us just because you support what we do. Your donation can get you a handwritten thank you note (please note, if this is from our CEO it’s likely to be illegible but it will still be heartfelt), a pack of postcards, a tote bag, or more. Physical items such as prints and postcards will be sent on the last day of postage before Christmas (21st December).

Opportunities

Have your photographic portfolio reviewed by an expert. Attend training. Visit Chernobyl. Many rewards are available to help you take the next step on your photographic journey.

Equipment

You get an exclusive camera in a unique ‘PhotoVoice’ package. What you do with it is up to you, but know that you’ve got something amazing, and contributed to something amazing. Please note that the Olympus camera will not be ready for dispach until the new year. 

Prints & Books

Donated by amazing photographers, we have a range of prints to suit any wall or wallet. Many are signed, limited edition prints from some of the best photographers around. Any prints purchased before Christmas will be sent out on the last day of postage (December 21st) 






 

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

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A personal thank you shared across our social media platforms.

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A hand written thank you from the PhotoVoice staff and a project image postcard.

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V&A Exhibition tickets – Opus Anglicanum Treat yourself and a friend to this beautiful exhibition at the V&A with these discounted tickets! “Explore a selection of the most outstanding examples of English Medieval embroidery. Featuring surviving examples of exquisite craftsmanship, this exhibition reveals the artistic skill of the makers and the world in which they were created.” www.vam.ac.uk Ticket value: £12

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V&A Exhibition tickets - Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-1970 Treat yourself and a friend to the latest major exhibition at the V&A with these discounted tickets! “This major exhibition will explore the era-defining significance and impact of the late 1960s, expressed through some of the greatest music and performances of the 20th century alongside fashion, film, design and political activism.” www.vam.ac.uk Ticket value 16.00

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Ten Postcards We have gone into the PhotoVoice archives to bring you a special collection of participant images.

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New Londoners Book In 2006 PhotoVoice worked with young refugees as they began to integrate and settle into the UK. This book cumulates their writings and photography. Their stories personalise and individualise the lives behind the labels - through their images and words, we understand something more of London through their eyes, and of their lives as young people finding their place in a new city, far from home. With introductions by the broadcaster George Alagiah, writer Hari Kunzru and critic Charlotte Cotton, the book shows a side of London from the point of view of some of the city's newest arrivals. The young people, aged 16-23, come from around the world, all with their own diverse experiences and backgrounds. Photographer mentors on the project include: Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Gayle Chong Kwan, Suki Dhanda, Jillian Edelstein, Jenny Matthews, Sarah Moon, and Othello de Souza Hartley.

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Subscription to Photo Voices Our quarterly publication shares past and present PhotoVoice projects, inspiring photography from around the world and a centrefold image taken by a renowned photographer including Tom Stoddart, Nick Danziger and Meredith Hutchison. You will receive the last ten issues of the magazine as well as a years subscription.

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£20 Reward

Get your own PhotoVoice tote bag and take part in our "lucky Dip'. You will receive an A4 print taken by one of our project participants.

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A hand written thank you from the PhotoVoice team and four prints taken by PhotoVoice team members.

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Are you a student? Want to get involved with PhotoVoice? Our Student Membership offers a range of discounts and opportunities, including free entry into our photography competition, our events and exhibitions and much more! In this special offer you will receive three years of membership for the price of two.

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Give the PhotoVoice Christmas gift, which includes a set of PhotoVoice participant postcards, all the back issues of our quarterly publication Photo Voices and the PhotoVoice membership. All wrapped up in a PhotoVoice tote bag.

£60 or more

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Sponsor a participants camera and receive regular updates from them in the form of postcards and project news updates.

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Five PhotoVoice Prints! A selection of photographs taken by our participants on projects around the world.

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Feedback with Jak O'Hare In a one-to-one consultation you will gain the expert advice from the director Jak O'Hare. Jak is a freelance director working with branded content, music video and television documentary. His initial internship at MTV Base lead to producing and directing his own show 'From the Endz'. Jak then ran and co-founded 'WaterWorks' a production company creating youth led online content. Clients include Channel 4, Tinie Tempah and his Beats By Dre 'small but loud show' won Cannes Lions Gold 2014 This session will take place in the new year, on a date that suits you and Jak O'Hare.

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Tim Ashley Print - 01 Tim Ashley is a fine art photographer and his work has featured in a wide variety of publications from the Kodak Encyclopaedia of Creative Photography to The Church Times. His work concentrates on exploring the traces humans leave on the spaces that they inhabit.

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Tim Ashley Print - 02 Tim Ashley is a fine art photographer and his work has featured in a wide variety of publications from the Kodak Encyclopaedia of Creative Photography to The Church Times. His work concentrates on exploring the traces humans leave on the spaces that they inhabit.

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©Tom Stoddart | 12" x 8" | Blackpool Tough Guy| signed verso Tom Stoddart is established as one of the world's most respected photojournalists, Tom continues to produce extraordinary photographic projects on serious world issues. His photographs have earned him numerous awards including Visa d'Or Perpignan (1994) a world press 1st Prize (1995) and Feature Photographer of the Year at the Picture Editors Awards (2001).

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Magnum Portfolio review with Shannon Ghannam An afternoon personalised portfolio review, helping a photographer to edit a body of work, find their unique photographic voice or navigate the photographic industry, sharing 15 years’ worth of tips and tricks of working in the photography industry. London based Australian photography and multimedia professional. Passionate about important stories and great storytelling. Shannon has worked on a diverse range of photographic projects for the past 15 years. In recent years, she has worked on award-winning Reuters multimedia and photography projects, including content development, project management, branding and launch initiatives. Shannon is currently managing global educational initiatives at Magnum Photos.

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Portfolio Review with Ed Robinson Ed Robinson is an award-winning Photographer and Director working with Branded Content, Music Videos, Marketing Promos, Advertising, Corporate Films, Sustainability and Fashion. As well as being a Board of Director at AOP, he is also the Founder, CEO and Creative Director of ‘OneRedEye’, a leading visual communications agency. In a one-to-one portfolio review, you will gain Ed’s unprecedented advice and guidance on your imagery and career.

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FORMAT17 Portfolio Review Four, 20-minute reviews at FORMAT17 with four of their international experts and a place on their Portfolio Walk.

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Russell Watkins Print 10"x8" digital C-type print | Trees cocooned in spider webs after extreme flooding, Sindh, Pakistan, 2010. Russell is PhotoVoice Chair and Picture Editor at the Department for International Development. This print of a strange phenomenon in western Sindh has been published by National Geographic, Wired magazine, Reuters, CNN and Huffington Post. It was also selected as one of the Guardian’s Photographs of the Year.

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Ben Hopper Print 01 Ben works closely with local and international artists and his acclaimed ‘Transfiguration’ project captures the live movement of circus artists and dancers. Like a mask, layers of body paint and powder disguise the identity of the subject, showcasing the unique physicality and exploring the spirit of each performer.

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Ben Hopper Print 02 Ben works closely with local and international artists and his acclaimed ‘Transfiguration’ project captures the live movement of circus artists and dancers. Like a mask, layers of body paint and powder disguise the identity of the subject, showcasing the unique physicality and exploring the spirit of each performer.

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Ben Hopper Print 03 Ben works closely with local and international artists and his acclaimed ‘Transfiguration’ project captures the live movement of circus artists and dancers. Like a mask, layers of body paint and powder disguise the identity of the subject, showcasing the unique physicality and exploring the spirit of each performer.

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Ben Hopper Print 04 Ben works closely with local and international artists and his acclaimed ‘Transfiguration’ project captures the live movement of circus artists and dancers. Like a mask, layers of body paint and powder disguise the identity of the subject, showcasing the unique physicality and exploring the spirit of each performer.

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Join the PhotoVoice community! Get three years membership for the price of two. Our standard membership includes: Members only website content Digital download of the PhotoVoice training manual Free entry into PhotoVoice photography competitions Entry into monthly prize draw Free entry into PhotoVoiice events Discounted PhotoVoice training Quarterly publication Photo Voices

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Five photography books from our friends at Trolley Books! The collection includes a signed edition of 'Looking for Alice' by Siân Davey. The award-winning project 'Looking for Alice' tells the story of Siân Davey's daughter Alice and their family. Alice was born with Down's Syndrome, but is no different to any other little girl. The collection also includes 'Santa Muerte' by Angus Fraser, 'Our kids are going to hell' by Robin Maddock, 'Marching to the Freedom Dream' by Dan Budnik and 'Recollections' by Philip Jones Griffiths

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In a one-to-one session with our Project Managers, you will gain their expert advice on your participatory photography project. This reward would benefit anyone that is running or designing their own participatory photography project, and who would like feedback from a highly experienced staff team.

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Kiran Master Print The Forest, 2004 | Archival digital on Hahnemuehle fine art photo rag, 12.5" x 16" | Signed Verso Kiran Master studied film, video and photographic arts at the Polytechnic of Central London and began assisting in 1988. In 1992 he set up his own studio in East London. His numerous awards include the Cannes Gold Lion (2001 and 2005), Design & Art Direction Silver Award (2001) and many from the Association of Photographers. His extensive client list includes Volkswagen, Mercedes, Volvo, Audi, Barclays and T-Mobile.

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Deirdre O Callaghan Print Untitled | Inkjet print 12" x 16" | Limited Edition 1/10, signed verso One of the original Dazed & Confused magazine team, Deirdre remained on the staff for five years before concentrating on er freelance career working mainly within the music industry, shooting bands and album artwork for all the major record labels. Her work is part of the permanent collection at the Victoria & Albert Museum and her images have appeared in The Sunday Telegraph, Vogue, Rolling Stone and Arena.

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Jan von Holenden Print Mask, 2003 | Taken from the series 'Wir warden simmer grosser' (We are still growing) | C-type print, 9.9" x 15" | signed recto | Edition 4 of 10 Jan von Holenden was born in 1977 and lived most of his youth in an alternative commune environment. At the age of 13 he started picking up a camera and experimenting with all sorts of 'magical' tricks. His personal focus lies on the visual representation of childhood, 'Child-History' and concepts of 'Playing'.

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Laura Pannack Print © Laura Pannack | Float, 2010 | Shaun swims at Phoenix naturist club | C-Type print, 19” x 23” | Limited edition 1/5, signed verso, printed 2012 Laura Pannack is a London based photographer. She was educated at the University of Brighton and Central Saint Martins College of Art. Her work has been extensively exhibited and published both in the UK and internationally, including the National Portrait Gallery, The Houses of Parliament, Somerset House and the Royal Festival Hall in London.

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A day at Plough Studios One day studio time at professional Plough Studios in Clapham (booking dates subject to availability). Kindly donated by Tim Edwards. Studio time can be used for photography, film or rehearsal, with versatile spaces fit for your needs.

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One-to-one mentoring time with Panos Pictures, photographer Marc Schlossman. Made up of 3 structured meetings, Marc will share his insight and guidance and set practical tasks to develop your practice. Drawing on over 25 years of professional experience working in photojournalism, editorial documentary work and video, Marc has a particular interest in long term projects addressing social issues on a worldwide scale.

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John Swannell Print Martindale, Cumbria 1999 | Giclée print, 16.5"x23.5" | Artist Proof, signed recto, printed 2012 John Swannell was born in 1946. He was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society in 1993, and has been commissioned to photograph the royal family on numerous occasions. His very distinctive style in both fashion and beauty photography has been featured in Vogue, Harpers & Queen, The Sunday Times, Tatler and has been widely exhibited.

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Susannah Baker-Smith Print Peony, 2011 | Archival pigment print, on Hahnemühle paper, 30" x 24" | Limited edition 1/5, signed verso, printed May 2012 Susannah Backer-Smith studied at the International Centre of Photography in New York and has since worked on commissions for magazines including Vogue and AnOther Magazine. Her work is part of private and corporate collections.

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Gideon mendel Print Twin daughters of a Love Story, 2009 | 'Jasmine and Jacqueline Moya are the adopted daughters of gay couple Raymond and Byron Moya. They are loving and committed parents who were married shortly before the passing of the Proposition 8, the law which banned gay marriage in California, 2008' From the 'I 3stories.com' project | Giclée print on Hannemuhle Photo rag paper, 23" x 23" | Limited Edition 2/10, signed verso, printed 2010

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Nick Danziger and Rory MacLean, two of Europe’s most intrepid and intuitive chroniclers, will lead an exclusive, five-day writing and photography workshop in Monaco. Participants will be guided and supported on their creative journey, and will be offered two days’ post-production help in Lightroom and Photoshop from the renowned UK digital wizard David Mallows.

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Chernobyl Photo Tour Explore Chernobyl’s abandoned buildings and streets left untouched for thirty years at Chernobyl Photo’s photographic workshops. All profits will go to PhotoVoice

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Romano Cagnoni Print Biafra, 1968 | Archival pigment print, 16"x23" | signed, printed 2011 Romano Cagnoni was born in 1935 in Tuscany, and left for London in 1958. Harold Evans, former Sunday Times editor, wrote that Cagnoni is one of the most famous photographers in the world, alongside Henry Cartier-Bresson, Bill Brandt, Don McCullin and Eugene Smith.

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Chloe Dewe Mathews Print © Chloe Dewe Mathews | Beket-Ata, 2010 | Two Sisters run down to the underground mosque at Beket-Ata,Kazakstan | C-Type print, 32” x 40” | Perspex reverse mounted (Durospec) | Signed verso, printed 2011 Chloe Dewe Mathews spent four years working in the film industry are graduating from Fine Art at Oxford University. since dedicating herself to photography, her subject matter has been diverse, from Uzbek gravediggers on the the caspian coast, to Hasidic Jews on holiday in Wales. She has received the BJP International Photography award and the Royal Photographic Society Vic Odden Award. Her work has been exhibited in London, Berlin, Buenos Aires and Toronto and magazine clients include The New York Times, The Telegraph and The Sunday Times.

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An exclusive ‘PhotoVoice Package’ for the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, including a 45mm 1.7 lens, and a 1:1 training session with an Olympus expert on your new camera. Next-generation OLYMPUS engineering has created the Micro Four Thirds camera of the future – today: the new OM-D E-M1 Mark II. An advanced system of innovative technology and features designed to forever change the power of photography. All profits will go to PhotoVoice

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Philip Jones Griffiths Print Courtesy of Philip Jones Griffiths Foundation | GB. WALES, 1961 | This young boy epitomizes Welsh ambivalent love for both rugby and music. This place, Pant-y-Wean, was once voted the most beautiful village in South Wales | Silver gelatine print, 24"x20" | Foundation stamp, printed 2012 Philip Jones Griffiths was president of Magnum for a record 5 years. His book on the Vietnam war, Vietnam Inc., gave form to public misgivings about American involvement in Vietnam.

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Marcus Bleasdale Print Eyes the Future, 2005 | Ina Maluba, four years old from Mabwe, waits in hospital suffering from malaria whilst his mother looks after her other child who is suffering from acute malnourishment | Silver gelatine, 24"x20" | Limited edition 2/10, signed recto Marcus Bleadsdale has spent more than seven years covering the brutal conflict within the borders of the DRC. He was awarded the Olivier Reboot Award for best foreign reporting in the USA, and he has won a World Press Photo Award.

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Spend the afternoon at Stanley's Post! Stanley's Post is an independent post-production house in London working in retouching, CGI and photography. They have worked with everyone from Lurpak to Harvey Nichols. Bring your own images along and gain their invaluable advice on post production and ask all the photoshop queries you have.

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Tim Ashley Print - 03 Tim Ashley is a fine art photographer and his work has featured in a wide variety of publications from the Kodak Encyclopaedia of Creative Photography to The Church Times. His work concentrates on exploring the traces humans leave on the spaces that they inhabit.

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Tim Ashley Print - 04 Tim Ashley is a fine art photographer and his work has featured in a wide variety of publications from the Kodak Encyclopaedia of Creative Photography to The Church Times. His work concentrates on exploring the traces humans leave on the spaces that they inhabit.

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©Tom Stoddart | 12" x 9" | A Child leads his blind Grandfather with a stick through a village in West Africa. The man was a victim of River Blindness which affects 17 million Africans | signed verso Tom Stoddart is established as one of the world's most respected photojournalists, Tom continues to produce extraordinary photographic projects on serious world issues. His photographs have earned him numerous awards including Visa d'Or Perpignan (1994) a world press 1st Prize (1995) and Feature Photographer of the Year at the Picture Editors Awards (2001).

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Martin Parr Print © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos | Rocket Gallery | 10x7" print. Edition number 67/100. Pigment print | Christ's Hospital, West Sussex, England, UK, 2010 | Signed and editioned on the reverse. Born in Epsom, Surry, Martin Parr studied photography at Manchester Polytechnic and gained early recognition in Europe and abroad as he won three successive awards from the arts council of Great Britain in the late 1970s. Since then he has developed an international reputation for his innovative imagery, his oblique approach to social documentary, and his input into photographic culture within the UK and abroad. After much heated debate because of his provocative photographic style, he became a Magnum member in 1994, and his work has been widely exhibited in Europe and the United States and acquired by a large number of public collections.

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©Sarah Moon | Le Pin Du Jardin Botanique | Silver print toned 16" x 20" | Limited edition 2/20, signed verso, printed 2013 Sarah Moon has built an international reputation around dreamy, magical images often cloaked in mystery. In the "Swinging Sixties", she was a famous fashion model for the legendary Kensington shop, Biba, but after a while, she turned the camera onto the models and took up photography. Later she moved closer to Fine Art photography and her subjects range from landscapes and portraits to flowers.

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