WaterAid and Fujifilm launch ‘Madagascar in the frame’ | Fujifilm

WaterAid and Fujifilm launch ‘Madagascar in the frame’ | Fujifilm

January 13, 2020 1 By Peter Engel


I think it’s amazing to be able to
tell people stories through photos. It’s visually accurate and you see the reality of
what people are living every single day. I’ve been working with WaterAid for seven years now
as a Voices From The Field Officer. My job is mainly about visiting communities,
interacting with them and telling their stories
through photography. Gathering content that we are using in terms of appeals, in terms of fundraising. I’m a natural communicator, I just love talking to people. Most of the villages I’ve been to
I know them quite well. I would say we love each other and
we have this nice connection. and people are happy to see me and
I’m happy to see them. I think Madagascans as people are quite unique but we all have the same blood
in terms of we have a very deep sense of family
as well in Madagascar. The landscape in Madagascar is also amazing,
so beautiful wherever you go everything is beautiful. Like any other photographer,
light is something and fortunately for me we got amazing
sunset and sunrise in Madagascar so that makes my photography a
little bit easier. Trying to work with the light and
always looking for shadows that becomes a natural thing to me. Even without my camera I’m always
thinking about how I am going to frame this. When I was little we didn’t have access
to clean water. So I can really relate myself to these people and I really believe that having access to water, sanitation and hygiene is really changing peoples lives because I see that happening every single day when I’m on a trip. Of course the job is not easy but at the end
you feel so proud of what you have done. Not only as a WaterAid but as
a Malagasy person as well. You know you are helping your own community, you are doing something for your people. As we say in Madagascar we can’t catch
a louse with one finger so it’s all of us who is going to change this world.