Photographer for Cultural Corridors of Peace
The Cultural Corridors of Peace is a programmatic initiative led by INHERIT in collaboration with the Department of Landscape Design and Ecosystem Management of the American University of Beirut (AUB). The initiative is supported by the British Council’s £30m Cultural Protection Fund, set up in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to protect cultural heritage at risk due to conflict in the Middle East and North Africa.
INHERIT is seeking to commission a documentary and landscape photographer-videographer and multimedia expert for the project. The commission will be for a period of 15 months (actual person-days requested: 55), starting on 1st November 2018 and ending on 15 December 2019. The amount foreseen for this post is £8000.00.
This person will have demonstrable experience of working with culturally sensitive communities. He/She should have experience of working with anthropologists, ethnographers and/or archaeologists, and should be fluent in English. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable but not essential.
He/She will have skills in communicating with photographic subjects, putting them at ease, encouraging and directing them.
He/She will understand traditional film and digital photography and be up to date with and be competent in industry trends, developments and techniques. Knowledge of 360o landscape photography is desirable.
The appointed person will
Report to and work under the direction of the project director, to an agreed work plan;
be required to travel to and undertake fieldwork in the Bekaa valley in Lebanon;
work with the project team and members of the Bedouin community to advise on the images that will be required by the project and how they will be used;
seek out appropriate photographic subjects and opportunities; carry out research and preparation for photographic shoots; work in different locations and circumstances to get the right images;
manage the processing and use of images, liaising with the project director and other team members as required and taking into account the clients' concerns;
train unskilled volunteers in the use of cameras and audio/video recording equipment;
supervise and support project volunteers as they develop photographic and audio/visual material;
collaborate with other team members to develop and deliver an Open Access (audiovisual) Archive and online exhibition, and a web platform to host these outputs;
maintain and provide adequate financial records for the work, as agreed with the project director;
produce adequate documentation of the photographic and video/audio aspects of the project, as agreed with the project director;
undertake other project tasks as reasonably requested by the project director.
The choice of the successful candidate will be done based on quality of work and demonstrable experience on the above.
For more information about the project please visit: https://www.inherit-institute.org/ccp
All candidates should send their portfolio and CV by the 30th of October 2018, through wetransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org .