Diakonia - People change the world
After vocational training Marcelina Escobar in Guatemala has opened her own bakery, and become less depent on her husband. Foto: Markus Marcetic

Photos on the site

Do you like the photos on our website? We do, and we would like to express our gratitude to the photographers that have helped us portray those who are working to change the world.

Markus Marcetic, who has visited partner organizations and brought us beautiful photos from Guatemala, India, Sri Lanka, Zambia, Thailand and Kenya, as well as documenting staff and Diakonia campaigns and events in Sweden.

Ollivier Girard, who in 2012 documented Diakonia's development work and humanitarian relief efforts in Burkina Faso.

Joakim Roos, who in 2008 visited our partner organizations in Honduras, working with HIV and AIDS related issues and who in 2011 travelled with us to Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to document our work there.

Lars Rindeskog, who in 2011 documented Diakonia's development work and humanitarian relief efforts in Puntland, Somalia.

Stuart Corlett, who has documented Diakonia's support to the organization New Life Center in Thailand.

Robban Andersson, who for many years has been photographing Diakonia's work in countries such as Myanmar/Burma, South Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Stephen Welch, who in 2012 visited Cambodia and covered the work of Diakonia's partner organizations LICADHO and Equitable Cambodia.

Gustav Arvidsson, who in 2011 visited the farmers in the Las Pavas community in conflict-ridden Colombia fighting for their right to their land.

Peter Hoelstad,who in 2009 visited Kenya and Burkina Faso, and gave us many inspiring images from partner organizations there.

Aida Burnett-Cargill at ABC Communication Consulting has taken photographes on behalf of Diakonia in the Middle East.

Shawn Baldwin has reported from Diakonia's partner organizations in Egypt working on female genital mutilation (FGM).

Diakonia's photo policy in brief

All people should be treated with respect and care, no matter where in the world they live. Diakonia strives to avoid publishing stereotypical images from poor countries, or photos that might reinforce common prejudices.

As far as possible, we avoid images that expose people in a vulnerable situations. However this must be balanced with the fact that the Swedish public needs photos in order to be able to fully understand the situation in poor countries.

The people in our photos have given their permission for them to be shown. Their names are published where possible, provided that doing so does not place them in any danger. Through their images they can tell their story of how they are changing the world. They represent the millions of individuals that are struggling for justice  - every day, all over the world struggle for justice.

Photos taken by Diakonia's staff: If the photographer's name is not stated next to the image this means that it was taken by a member of Diakonia's staff. If a partner organization kindly gives us the right to use one of its photos, we always state the source.