Humanitarianism is service above self. Sacrifice, commitments and ‘putting on other’s shoes’ is often the norm. Whereas humanitarian workers document success and significant change stories, a lot happens to those that do the work – ranging from physical and psychological challenges. Herein, I focus on the ‘carer’ and what it takes to work with people going through difficult moments. I chose to view the good – to document the organic smiles instead of the pain and difficulties.

Every year, the world commemorates tenths if not hundreds of international days. From International Women’s Day through to 16 Days of Activism Against GBV, you got plenty to select from. As you can imagine, by the end of every event, there are hundreds of photos and the ‘shortlisting’ process is not ‘bread and butter’. I made it easier for my followers and supporters here. I enjoy the selection process since work isn’t over until this process is concluded. From the hundreds of shots, I’m pleased to present a few for you herein.

Interested in capacity building and mentorship on key issues of concern? This is the perfect place to select a number of photos. Police, Military, Immigration, Prisons, etc… This is the section to go browse. Click the green heading and check key selections for major capacity building events. For consent issues, some photos are locked.

Community engagements are interesting and challenging in equal measures. Needless to say, we can hardly achieve much without engaging communities – leaving no one behind and starting from the furthest first. This section brings a selection of photos from key community events handpicked for you.

Community engagements are interesting and challenging in equal measures. Needless to say, we can hardly achieve much without engaging communities – leaving no one behind and starting from the furthest first. This section brings a selection of photos from key community events handpicked for you.

Interested in capacity building and mentorship on key issues of concern? This is the perfect place to select a number of photos. Police, Military, Immigration, Prisons, etc… This is the section to go browse. Click the green heading and check key selections for major capacity building events. For consent issues, some photos are locked.

Community engagements are interesting and challenging in equal measures. Needless to say, we can hardly achieve much without engaging communities – leaving no one behind and starting from the furthest first. This section brings a selection of photos from key community events handpicked for you.

Interested in capacity building and mentorship on key issues of concern? This is the perfect place to select a number of photos. Police, Military, Immigration, Prisons, etc… This is the section to go browse. Click the green heading and check key selections for major capacity building events. For consent issues, some photos are locked.

Community engagements are interesting and challenging in equal measures. Needless to say, we can hardly achieve much without engaging communities – leaving no one behind and starting from the furthest first. This section brings a selection of photos from key community events handpicked for you.

Interested in capacity building and mentorship on key issues of concern? This is the perfect place to select a number of photos. Police, Military, Immigration, Prisons, etc… This is the section to go browse. Click the green heading and check key selections for major capacity building events. For consent issues, some photos are locked.

I’m a self-photographer who believes in transforming lives through sharing organic but stunning photos. They are organic because they do not undergo ‘modification’ using computerised softwares. They are stunning because they tell incredible stories of live, struggles, success stories, and creativity in the wake of disasters and displacements.

I come from a wealth of personal and professional background. Besides my own stories of life, I combine the knowledge of Gender, Anthropology, and Psychology to inform my photography and tell stories of resilience and transformation.

Using the photos and with a wealth of professional and personal experience, I strongly believes that the mind sees differently with the aid of photos. I believe that sharing stories of resilience, agency, and relentless struggles are more powerful than a single narrative of pain, misery, suffering and despair. Through the photos, I call to action relevant duty bearers, civil society, private sector, national and international community.

Photography comes from the heart. It’s not simply holding a camera and pressing the shutter button. With photography,¬†electronic gears come second to visual imaginations. Through photography, I see my soul – I see the world rather unconventionally.

5 years and still counting, I’m developing my ‘Brain Plasticity’. I must say I enjoy the salient rewards that comes with capturing moments of smiles, happiness, togetherness, and love. It this fast world, with constant bustle and hustles, it’s perhaps the best I can do to transform lives.¬†

I have chosen to Take Photos, Tell Stories, and Change Lives. What are you pursuing to change lives? 

Join my world, share and support the pursuit. Email: onen@onendavid.com

My soul speaks, brain interprets, heart decides, hand holds the camera, and through the lens, I trigger the shutter --- and my world is captured.