Photoshare Blog

Deadline for 2012 IFES Contest

Attention Photoshare Contributors: Reminder the deadline for 2012 IFES Contest is February 16, 2012

2012 IFES Photography Contest Closes Thursday

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) sponsors an annual democracy-themed photography contest to highlight the many ways people around the world demonstrate a sense of civic responsibility. The contest seeks images of individuals taking part in the electoral process and other activities that demonstrate the values of democratic governance and civic engagement.

Photoshare Use Highlights

Photoshare images used and credited in influential journals

We are excited to feature two Photoshare request highlights from last month.  There are always a handful of interesting and exciting requests fulfilled each month (though many not always available online), but it’s particularly exciting to see Photoshare images used and credited in influential journals!  

Happy New Year from Photoshare!

Free Download: 2012 Photoshare Calendar!

DC Event: A photo essay documenting programs in Kenya

Attention Global Health Professionals and Photography Enthusiasts:  If you're in the DC area you may be interested in an upcoming event. 

USAID: Near Zero Malaria Deaths

Featured Use: Photoshare staff was excited  to see that USAID recently select a Photoshare image to promote their new malaria initiative:  Near Zero Malaria Deaths: An Achievable Goal for the 21st Century

Slideshow tool for Web Content

We recently reviewed a free content player.  Here are the results: 

Photoshare content served by Wibbitz:  

Photoshare Use: Best Practice Spotlight


Hesperian Image Library

A new illustration collection. 


Hesperian’s new Image Library – coming soon!  |

New this fall, an online Image Library will make over 10,000 Hesperian illustrations available to all! 

A New Photoshare

A New Photoshare!   | Capturing programs in action and the people they serve.

It is a project that was envisioned for many years and finally began design and implementation seven months ago. In addition to a clean new design, the site expands and enhances current services while delivering a range of new features and interactions for requesting Photoshare images, and for photographers sharing their work for nonprofit educational use.

USAID 50th Anniversary Frontlines Magazine Photo Contest


"Though it was nearly 50 years ago when President John F. Kennedy signed the executive order to create the U.S. Agency for International Development, the reasoning behind that decision has proved timeless: to aid old and new nations alike in their struggles to be free, strong, and prosperous."

USAID  50th Anniversary Frontlines Magazine Photo Contest

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