CHALLENGING PERCEPTIONS THROUGH

VISUAL STORYTELLING

Why we do it?

Impact Journey was founded on the urgency and necessity of social and environmental change to combat (rising) inequality, exploitation, climate change and to overcome the huge misunderstanding and misrepresentation of ‘the other’.

In the Global North the perception of extreme poverty, hunger and misery still prevails when thinking about countries in the Global South. It is oftentimes a big misconception that prevents sustainable investments, tourism and in general a sense of connectedness. It is about time to present a more balanced image of both problems and opportunities.

How we do it?

We (co-)create Impact Journeys and invite and support other photographers, journalists, documentary makers and researchers to start their own Impact Journey. This is an umbrella term for innovative, ‘sparky’ explorative and slightly unconventional projects, based around slow travel, with a strong focus on visual storytelling on issues at the interplay between the Global South and North.

These journeys take place in the South, in collaboration with local partners – researchers, photographers, interpreters, etc. The goal is to increase awareness and dedicated action, to make people and decision makers aware of, and contribute in various ways to solving urgent issues.

During our Impact Journeys we will be using a mixed methods approach using the power of media, stories and technology and combine the skills of a wide range of partners – from media outlets, galleries, public spaces, individual expertise, social enterprises and NGOs, to expose the work of our Impact Fellows.

Each Impact Journey will be characterised by a different approach in execution, fundraising and partnership – depending on the location, complexity and duration. Want to become an Impact Fellow? Let’s connect!

What we do?

 

Le Rail

Following the Togolese railroad in search of (pre-)colonial remnants, stories and meaning of images

 

Kings of Recycling

An insight in the pull and push Factors in Agbogbloshie, one of several economic hotspots in West Africa

 

Pan-Afrofuturism

From Pan-Africanism to Afrofuturism through the lens of James Barnor and DRUM magazine

 

Climate Resilience

An insight in climate change mitigation and traditional adaptation efforts in rural India

 

Walking the White Volta

Getting a better understanding in local relationships with water and complexity of Hydropower expansion in Sub-Saharan Africa