Monthly Archives: April 2011

Using Music

Recently, we critiqued and parodied Invisible Children’s use of uncritical, pat and peppy music campaigns. Their numerous musical interludes which raise awareness (though sometimes it’s unclear as to what we’re meant to be aware of), and they hardly ever critically … Continue reading

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David Campbell On “Visualizing Africa,” And The Need To Engage Critically

David Campbell has an insightful post on visualizing ‘Africa’, and the need for thinking about representations in terms other than the positive/negative binary.  From the blog: However, we have to refrain from seeing Akena’s photograph as ‘negative/wrong/false’ while Bardeletti’s are … Continue reading

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Eliza Gregory and the Messiness of Organizing

I wish to point you to an entry that Eliza Gregory wrote over at A Developing Story.  She begins with the question, “should photographers be paid to work for NGOs?” and ends with a personal reflection of her approach to … Continue reading

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The Limits and Possibilities For Humanitarian Narratives

In advocacy work, often the attention is focused on those on behalf of whom we advocate for.  Part of my work here at Believers in Advocacy is to draw the gaze back to us, the advocates.  I bring our role … Continue reading

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