Team and community
The power of co-creation

The Fairpicture core team, some of our visual creators, and selected clients are featured here. We won't get too far without the respective others. Our conviction is: we are all in this together. 

 

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Visual creator

Tamara Merino

Chile

“Photography allows me to belong to the lives of the people I portray and therefore be able to tell their story in an intimate and honest way. I hope that through my work people can recognize dignity and different ways of living.”

Tamara Merino focuses on human and social issues, identity, gender and migration. She lives in Chile.

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Visual creator

Esther N'sapu

Democratic Republic of the Congo

“Soon I realised that stories with pictures are more realistic and that I wanted to describe the scenes I see in writing and through pictures.”

Esther N'sapu has in-depth knowledge of the African Great Lakes and Kivu regions. Her background as a journalist helps her tell moving and profound visual stories.

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Visual creator

Rosa Panggabean

Indonesia

“When Fairpicture contacted me, the platform had already worked with several female photographers – all trustworthy people who want to make a difference with their photography.”

Rosa Panggabean is a photographer based in Jakarta, Indonesia. For her, visual storytelling has a power of its own, making people feel connected to certain topics and evoking memories.

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Daniela Hächler

France

“What we see with our eyes is always subjective. Fairpicture brings this into public awareness.”

Daniela is responsible for the organisation of photography and video assignments – making life a little easier for our visual creators as well as our clients.

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Pamela Stathakis

Switzerland

“There are so many excellent local visual creators, everywhere in the world. By trusting their professionalism and working with them, we create opportunities.”

Pamela is one of the Co-Founders and is building Fairpicture’s global network of visual creators. She knows how important and skilled local partners are.

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Tendai Marima

Zimbabwe

“Fairpicture seeks to tell powerful stories about the world we live in and unlike past historical narratives where subjects lacked agency, the core aim of Fairpicture is to change the power dynamic and give a fairer, more ethical representation of people and these values resonate with me.”

Tendai is an experienced photographer and video producer and Fairpicture’s Scouting and Community Accelerator for East and Southern Africa.

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Visual creator

Bunu Dhungana

Nepal

“I believe that visual stories have the ability to reach out to people, to engage them and to start conversations. This is what motivates me to do what I do.”

Bunu Dhungana is an experienced photo and video journalist with a clear eye and profound understanding of the social dynamics and issues of the Nepal region.

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Visual creator

Nida Mehboob

Pakistan

“Mashrou Leila says that ‘treating oppression, not as a source of victimhood, but as the fertile ground from which resistance can be weaponized’. I am motivated to do the same through my stories using photography and films as my medium.”

Nida Mehboob’s topics of interest include themes of social injustice varying from religious persecution to gender discrimination in Pakistan.

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Visual creator

Mustafa Saeed

Somaliland

“Through photography I hope that I will be able to tell better stories that really have an impact on my society and anyone who can relate to it.”

Mustafa Saeed’s personal ambition helped him to become a self-trained professional photographer. He is based in the unrecognised autonomous region of Somaliland.

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Miša Krenčeyová

Austria

“Working for global and social justice by looking at the world - and ourselves - through new lenses: that's Fairpicture.”

Miša is the backbone of Fairpicture's consulting assignments and mastermind behind Fairpicture's Theory of Change.

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Jörg Arnold

Switzerland

“Our image of reality determines our actions of tomorrow. That's why it is vital that we resist using stereotypical and manipulative pictures and videos.”

Co-Founder Jörg is the driving force that launched Fairpicture. He is involved in strategic development, finance and consulting.

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Anna von Sury

Switzerland

“Fairpicture links fair business relations with fair communication and relies on the values of equality, inclusion and solidarity.”

Anna’s works are as solid as a rock. No matter how complicated an assignment is, she manages it. Besides that, she develops Fairpicture strategically.

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Ziyad Taher

Egypt

"Following my journey in the ever evolving world of tech, Fairpicture gave me the opportunity to follow my passion in programming & technology in a positively impacting way."

Ziyad is an enthusiastic web developer who works on improving Fairpicture platform & rebuilding the website.

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Yasmine Nader

Egypt

"As a passionate full-stack developer eager to learn more technologies and keep pace with the times, I now have the opportunity to innovate and grow further."

Yasmine is a part of the development team that is responsible for the enhancement of the Fairpicture website and platform.

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Fahed Nassar

Egypt

"Fairpicture challenges stereotypes, promotes diversity, and enables fair and ethical representation of people and places around the world."

Fahed is a web developer and part of the Fairpicture dev team.  He has a passion for coding and design, and he enjoys working on projects that have a positive social impact.

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Daniel Caspari

Switzerland

“I am convinced that it takes local visual creators to change our perception of the Global South and I feel honored to work with Fairpicture towards this goal.”

As an experienced communications strategist and video expert, Daniel continues to develop Fairpicture's video division.

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Amelie Pehl

Germany

"Every innovation needs a technological stage on which it can take place. How great that we set the stage for so many unique stories."

Amelie is responsible for the digital platform and technical architecture to improve the collaboration between creators and clients.

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Aurel Vogel

Switzerland

“Images influence the way we think of the world. That’s why it’s important that they come from the people whose stories we are telling.”

Co-Founder Aurel is developing Fairpicture’s digital platform and provides support for our clients.

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Visual creator

Niamh Walsh-Vorster

South Africa

“The ethos of Fairpicture is something I align with. I believe that local people should tell local stories because they understand the nuances of the people and spaces they document.”

Niamh Walsh-Vorster is a South African writer, independent photographer and creative producer. She is the co-founder of the Contemporary Archive Project.

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Visual creator

Fabrice Mbonankira

Burundi

“Fairpicture is an organisation that allows me, as a visual creator, to fulfil my mission of serving communities around the world in general and those in my country in particular.”

Fabrice Mbonankira is a Fairpicture photographer and storyteller based in Burundi. His work is characterised by a positive vision despite the adversities of social, political and cultural problems.

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Visual creator

Samar Abu Elouf

Palestine

“I am happy that I’m a small part of Fairpicture’s big world. It’s an enriching experience that focuses on important and deep issues and stories in the place where I live.”

Samar Abu Elouf is a photographer residing in the Gaza Strip. She covers many events where she lives, including stories around gender, women’s and children’s lives.

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Client

Katharina Kolano

Germany

“Curiosity and an openness to particular conditions and projects, together with a visual language that is likewise outstanding and consistent in our media presentation - this is what characterizes our cooperation with Fairpicture and the local visual creators. Especially these aspects and the collaboration with local - and many female – content creators with their expertise and skills makes it so valuable for us.”

Katharina Kolano, PR & Fundraising at Franziskaner Helfen, a humanitarian aid and development organization active in 80 countries.

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Client

Anne Bisgaard Christensen

Denmark

“Although I love to visit our fantastic water projects in the Global South, it makes so much more sense to employ creative people within those countries to support our storytelling while we make a contribution to the local economy and avoid unnecessary flights and CO2 emissions.”

Anne Bisgaard Christensen manages communication within the Grundfos Foundation, majority shareholder of the Grundfos Group

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Client

Susanne Strässle

Switzerland

“Fairpicture has brought Helvetas together with outstanding local photographers in our partner countries for photo projects and campaigns. We particularly welcome the fact that Fairpicture is creating new opportunities for professional photographers from the Global South to connect with NGO clients in Switzerland and, through collaboration, raise the profile of their creative work and expand their operations.”

Susanne Strässle is the head of content/marketing & communication at the independent organization for development HELVETAS.

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Noah Arnold

Switzerland

“With the Fairpicture community, we advocate for visual imagery that does justice to everyone.”

As a shrewd networker, Noah is responsible for connecting the Fairpicture community and impact development.

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Hazem Abdelhafez

Egypt

"As the development team lead at Fairpicture, I am deeply invested in our mission to dismantle cultural stereotypes by presenting authentic and truthful depictions of diverse cultures."

Hazem is a dedicated Development Team Lead and software enthusiast, committed to advancing his career and making a meaningful impact in the world.

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N'Deane Helajzen

Australia

“Fairpicture provides space and opportunity for local voices to be empowered to tell their own stories resulting in authentic communication products rich in socio-cultural understanding."

An anthropologist and photographer N’Deane works to develop partnerships and supports the development of co-creative business opportunities.

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Morena Pérez Joachin

Guatemala

“I love to create community and being surrounded by talents and visual creators around Latin America inspires and motivates me to grow, believe and create.”

Morena is part of the Latin American Scouting and Community Accelerator at Fairpicture, she has been producer, documentalist and storyteller in the region.

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Pia Zanetti

Switzerland

“Photographs are more than pictures. They give us a glimpse of the world, which is not made up of moments, but of countless small and large stories.”

Pia has dedicated her life to photography and advises us on everything that has to do with it: life and photography.

Board of directors

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Board member

Eugenia Balysheva

Switzerland

Eugenia is a photographer and CEO of the start-up Dotphoton and will assist Fairpicture with business development and technical development.

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Board member

Medinat Abdulazeez Malefakis

Switzerland

Medinat teaches at the Center for Development and Cooperation in Zurich. She will focus on supporting Fairpicture in the development of the impact goals.

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Board member

Martina Caroni

Switzerland

Martina is a professor of international law at the University of Lucerne and will support Fairpicture in the legal field.

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Board member

Stephan-Essi Fischer

Switzerland

Essi is an experienced entrepreneur and will support Fairpicture as an investor representative in business development

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Chair

Jörg Arnold

Switzerland

Jörg, Co-Founder of Fairpicture functions as the chairperson of the Board of Directors.

These organizations, along with a slew of others, are there to support us. Thank you so much for your support.

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