Location: Mumbai, Dharampur, Paparada, Palghar, Dhule, Amravati, and Dangs districts
Dates: Feb-March or Oct-Nov 2019
Project Length: 14 days
Application Deadline: TBD
Project ID: 1947 and PWB Camera Programme
ABOUT THE charity
Established in 2009, this organization’s mission is income generation in agriculture and ecology enhancement through beekeeping with indigenous bees. Their goals include creating more livelihoods around the beekeeping value chain, and increasing awareness about the importance of bees of small-holder agriculture and reduce unsustainable honey-hunting practices.
The organization requires photography (and video, if possible) services. Upon arrival to Mumbai, the photographer will be required to take a train and travel to the organization’s project sites (6 hours away).
The project sites are located in Palghar, Maharashta, Dangs, Gujarat, and Dharampur, Gujarat. Transportation will be provided to all of these project sites/field visits to and from accommodations place. The photographer will be working on capturing how the organization through training farmers in beekeeping works to increase pollination – and in turn increases rural incomes and improves livelihoods. He/she will also interview female farmers in the Dhule and Dang districts (the organization’s women empowerment program and Self-Help Groups).
The images (and videos) will be posted on social media to highlight their work, annual reports and other communication materials.
Lead and participate in the PWB Scholars Program
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.
Proficient in photo-documentary/photojournalism (and videography)
Experience using editing software (Photoshop, InDesign)
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
Adaptable to new and different situations, flexible and patient
Experience in overseas development
*not suitable for persons with bee sting and pollen allergies/reactions
Note: As per the NGO, you should expect approximately $375 out of pocket expenses based on your food and recreational preferences.
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