Location: Santa Marta
Dates: Sept - Dec 2019
Project Length: 14 days
Project ID: 1852
Producer: Michelle Scott
ABOUT THE CHARITY
Founded in 2011, this NGO’s mission is to develop socio-environmental programs that help address the basic needs of the local communities and promote sustainable use of natural resources. Their goals include developing participative actions that help the preservation of natural resources in la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, stimulating sustainable practices for tourism development, and promoting animal health and welfare.
The focus will be documenting this NGO’s work based in 4 project sites. This project will focus on environmental photography and the interaction between the needs of local people and the environment. There will be opportunities to document animal welfare initiatives, socio-environmental programs, waste management initiatives, material collection of local flora and fauna, and there will be a special focus on water and its importance to the community and ecosystem.
Experience in photo-documentary or photojournalism
Comfort with working/travelling in mountainous areas/rainforest
Adaptable to new and different situations, flexible and patient
Storytelling - Must submit a minimum of one (1) article 800-1000 words upon completion of the project, to complement the images/footage of this assignment.
Some knowledge of Spanish
Experience in overseas development
Experience travelling abroad in developing nations
Note: As per the NGO, you should expect approximately $320 out of pocket expenses based on your food and recreational preference.
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