Your access to local photographers and video journalists. professional. fast. fair.
A global Network of local visual creators
Wherever your projects are: the Fairpicture visual creators are already on site. We maintain a global network of experienced local photographers and video journalists who know what makes a good story.
Simple and uncomplicated processes
We share a passion for photography. And we keep processes simple. You tell us where and when you need visual stories and what is important to you. We suggest a photographer or a video journalist - and take care of everything else. Challenge us with short-term assignments.
High-quality and touching pictures and videos - we don't want the ordinary, but the memorable and authentic. This is what we are looking for, together with the local visual creators and you. A mix of up-and-coming talents and experienced professionals in our network of visual creators offers the best starting point for this.
Photo: Global Campus of Human Rights
Fairpicture is an innovative human rights project. It fosters the right to self-determination and the development of peoples in the Global South. It also enhances the rights to work, fair working conditions and the freedom of expression of local photographers. It is particularly noteworthy that Fairpicture strengthens the rights to privacy and dignity of the photographed individuals.
UN Special Rapporteur on Torture 2004-2010; Professor of Human Rights
Photo: Cultures Of Resistance
As a director who frequently produces films in the Global South, I very much believe in using local professionals to work with me on these projects. I benefit immeasurably from their skill, creativity, and passion. Therefore, I am enthusiastic about the mission of Fairpicture in helping to connect organizations with photographers and video journalists in the global South.
Brazilian film producer, director and activist
A helpless, malnourished victim – today, the Western public still gets to see a distorted view of the Global South.
When it comes to the communication work of Western NGOs, the involvement of local professionals in the creation of content continues to be at the low end of the value chain. Fairpicture is working to change this, transforming the status of professional photographers in the Global South into genuine partners of NGO publicity and communication initiatives.
Photographer, teacher and social activist from Bangladesh; Time Magazine Person of the Year 2018
Photo: Igarapé Institut
Hiring local photographers and video journalists is not only a social justice issue – it enables local professionals to draw on their own cultural knowledge and to express their particular viewpoints – but also brings practical advantages like a better knowledge of geography and communities. Hiring these locals enriches projects for both the production team and the viewer.’
Adriana Erthal Abdenur
Political expert, professor and author
The image creators receive a fair fee, also for travel days and postproduction. The clients save long-distance travel costs and expenses.
Fair and save
The safety of the image creators is important to us. They receive assistance from Fairpicture and a security briefing from the client.
Fair for the photographed
Our Code of Conduct is binding and the consent of those being photographed is mandatory.
Fair for the environment
The local image creators are already on site. This saves long flights and reduces your ecological footprint.