Other useful websites include:
This is a commercial photographic agency specialising in “high quality imagery that provides unique insights into local cultures, development issues, environments and contemporary lifestyles” in majority world countries. Their themes include environment, sanitation, health and education, and agriculture and fisheries. They also accept commissions, working together with photographers in those countries.
If you have newsworthy images taken on the ‘street’, you could send them to Demotix. You can also send a report of the news event as well. Demotix is a commercial organisation, and takes a commission, but it was set up to crowd-source news from the street, to make sure that the people’s viewpoint is conveyed. It now has links with most mainstream media, making it a useful channel for activist photographers. It also has lots of useful media-related links and resources, including about safety. However, you may also wish to know that Demotix has recently been taken over by Corbis, a company that is privately owned by Bill Gates.
SocialDocumentary.net is another excellent website that aims to use the power of photography to educate people about our world, providing on-line exhibition space, curated exhibitions and a variety of resources and news.
Photophilanthropy aims to build links between photographers and non profit organisations. They aim to address critical social and environmental issues by providing nonprofits and photographers with the resources to work together to create images that drive social change around the world. The site includes a useful list of ‘Media Grants, Competitions and Workshops’ and runs an annual PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Award to identify outstanding work done by photographers in collaboration with non-profit organisations worldwide.
Open Society Documentary Photography Project
Through exhibitions and grants to photographers, the Documentary Photography Project supports photography to engage and mobilise people around issues of justice and human rights. You can find out more about the photographers and organisations they are interested in supporting here.