Jess Crombie

Jess Crombie is a humanitarian communications consultant, lecturer on documentary image making and ethics at London College of Communication, and is undertaking a PhD investigating power dynamics in INGO image making. While in her most recent role as Global Content Director at Save the Children UK Jess commissioned and co-authored The People in the Pictures, a ground breaking piece of research to ask those who feature in INGO content their opinions on both the process of sharing their stories and their final portrayal. The People in the Pictures: vital perspectives on Save the Children’s image making addresses

Twitter: @Humanisingphoto


This is amazing, I love it." Portrait of Veronique Eulalie Rasoarimanana outside her home in Madagascar.
29 July 2019
It is not enough to ask if you can take someone's photo. A look at the importance of having conversations with the people you're working with before sharing their story.
21 July 2017
Save the Children's research project listens to and learns from the people who contribute their images and stories to the organisation's visual storytelling.

Conference sessions


Interrogate the power imbalance between NGOs collecting content and the people who agree to have their stories and images shared. 



Tue, 03/24/2020 -
13:45 to 14:45

NGO communications can inadvertently perpetuate stereotypes about the developing world and portray people in an undignified way. 



Tue, 03/19/2019 -
10:45 to 12:15