Pressure Cooker Arts recently provided a three-day, customised photography course for UK-based charity, Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP). Given our understanding of the communications and marketing needs of NGOs like MAP, we were able to create tailor-made training that included a thorough grounding in photography basics, as well as capturing the types of images that enable NGOs to convey the breadth of their work and to successfully fundraise for projects.
Fleur van der Sande, Programme Support Officer at MAP's West Bank office, said: 'The training was very relevant as I provide a lot of photos for the London office. It was good to know the types of images that are successful and the things that MAP has done in the past.'
Here are a few examples of events we photographed during the training trip. They include a demonstration where Palestinian students were shot at with live ammunition, a rubber coated steel bullet collected from a Palestinian Red Crescent Society ambulance that was targeted by Israeli forces in Qalandiya - which damaged the ambulance and jeopardised the safety of the paramedics - and the visit of MAP's mobile clinic to a Bedouin encampment in the West Bank.
A sample of photos taken during our three day training trip.