CIDA's international development work ranged from technical training, to infrastructure projects, to healthcare and education.
The Canadian International Development Agency and refugees or forcibly displaced people abroad
CRITICAL REFLECTION ON THE SEMIOTICS, VISUAL POLITICS, SOCIAL LIFE, and POTENTIAL HISTORY of these photographs.
On the one hand, these are representative of a category of pictures that would be considered "propaganda" photographs: staged pictures intent on selling the image of a "generous Canada".
On the other hand, these are photograph that responded to the critiques emerging from within the humanitarian sector of its having been "merchants of misery" (Lissner 1981).
Photographer Stephanie Colvey talks of emotional toll of working to a tight schedule in tough situations. Something she credits with contributing to changing her approach to photography: audio time stamp 00:27:00