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got what it takes to be a humanitarian photographer?

Passionate about photography, love to travel and aren’t afraid to embrace a new challenge?

Then this is your chance to take your photography skills to the next level, add striking new subjects and locations to your portfolio, and make a real difference to the lives of others.

As a volunteer photographer/videographer with Act for Peace, you’ll get the unique opportunity to travel overseas and experience first-hand what it’s like to be on the front-line of vital aid and development programs.

Richard Wainwright Image Frame Richard Wainwright Ethiopia Image

Act for Peace works with local organisations around the world, saving lives when disaster strikes and helping to build long-term change. We’re looking to build on-going relationships with a number of Australian-based photographers who can be called upon on a yearly or twice-yearly basis to travel to various overseas locations, with trips lasting anywhere between 7-14 days at a time. 

To support you in gathering effective and inspiring photos, video interviews and b roll footage in a humanitarian context, Act for Peace staff will provide you with a detailed creative brief prior to departure. Once overseas, you’ll also use your creative judgement and eye for a good story to capture spontaneous moments and action on the ground.

The content you bring back will be used as marketing and communication materials for Act for Peace, to engage and inspire supporters to continue to take action with us and support communities around the world threatened by conflict and disaster.

To apply:

Please address applications to Jess at jxavier@actforpeace.org.au and submit:

Your portfolio and a one-to-two page cover letter addressing the selection criteria found in the  info pack.

Applications close: Midnight, Sunday 21st August.

Successful applicants will be contacted to arrange a Skype or face-to-face interview, and will also
be asked to complete a small photography assignment within an agreed timeframe.

Burmese refugees father and sonBen Littlejohn/Act for Peace

Zimbabwe conservation farming program
Richard Wainwright/Act for Peace

Syrian refugee girl in Jordan
Ben Littlejohn/Act for Peace

More ways to take action

You can help prevent children like Maala being born with chronic illnesses by helping pregnant women stay healthy and nourished in the first place.

Take the Act for Peace Ration Challenge and eat the same rations as a Syrian refugee during Refugee Week (June 2017). Raise money to support refugees who have lost everything, and challenge perspectives – including your own.

Right now, thousands of innocent people are fleeing Syria every day to protect their families from bloodshed, violence and death. We need your support to provide emergency relief packs to the families fleeing in Syria.