A Developing Story brings together and promotes multimedia from and about the developing world. From professionally produced campaign work, to user-generated Flickr photosets, podcasts and written testimony, the site is designed to help these stories reach new audiences as well as creating, over time, a categorised archive for those working in international development to use for reference and inspiration.” –A Developing Story
From the people who brought you duckrabbit comes a new project aimed at sharing and discussing photography and coverage of NGOs and the developing world. A Developing Story looks to be a promising source of advocacy photojournalism and concerned photography and otherwise humanitarian-focused work. While I can’t abide the relentless promotion of Creative Commons licensing for photography funded and produced by governments and NGOs, especially if such organizations are to become the predominant backers of documentary photography (perhaps a rights managed repository of such photography, allowing centralized and easy licensing of the work would create a more sustainable model for the continued support of the work than Creative Commons), I’m impressed by the ambition and scope of the website. I’ll be checking in regularly.