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Representations of Global Poverty: Aid, Development and International NGOs
Through the efforts of increasingly media-aware NGOs, people in the west are bombarded with images of poverty and inequality in the developing world. Representations of Poverty is the first comprehensive study of the communications and imagery used by international NGOs to represent the developing world. In this meticulously researched and original book, Nandita Dogra exam ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published February 27th 2014 by I. B. Tauris
(first published April 24th 2012)
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This is a great book. Very readable as it gives you the overview of the debates concerning charity images. Building upon Kate Manzo's work and perhaps in many ways taking a Spivakian viewpoint, Dogra really asks what perspective are you employing - subconsciously - when you take that photo of that starving child and secondly, what worldview are you supporting. This is an excellent introduction to the debates of images in development and every NGO media worker should read this book. She also give ...more