Assignments in Malawi and Zambia – Humanitarian Photographer

It was fantastic to be back in Malawi and Zambia for my recent assignment on behalf of Outreach International and World Hunger Fund. I wanted to post a few images from the trip. I usually process the images for full-colour output as I know that is what my clients are most likely to use in their communication material. However, I decided to edit a few into black and white. The feel of a black and white image is so different to that of colour. When an image is stripped of its colour, your eyes are more likely to absorb the content of the photo, and there’s a subtlety to the tones of a black and white image.

With this in mind, I decided to post some of the monochrome shots from Malawi and Zambia –




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Real Lives – Chaka

As I look out of my office window and see the thick covering of snow it’s hard to believe that only a few weeks ago I was walking through the hot and dusty streets of Malembeka in Zambia. Although I only had a few days in the country I was privileged to meet several people who were willing to talk about their life situation. I met Chaka and his mum Mwenzi and they were eager to share their story with me. It isn’t easy to get across the depth of their situation through photos but hopefully these images and short narrative will give you a glimpse into their world. As always, I’m so grateful and honoured to have the opportunity to share these stories with you.

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Photos by Wayne Rowe – Visioning Images

Faces of Malawi

I’m still in the process of editing photos from my recent trip to Malawi but I’ve had numerous requests to post a few images, so here’s a selection of portraits which I’m posting under the ‘Faces of’ section . Malawi prides itself on being the warm heart of Africa and I can certainly confirm this claim, from the beginning of my trip to the very end I was made extremely welcome in the communities. I was humbled by the willingness of people to share their stories and food with me and I’ve made a lot of new friends. The extent of the poverty in Malawi was sobering and I think some of the shots below show that, especially as you look into the eyes of some of the children. However, there was a real sense of pride in the achievements these communities have made as they strive towards a better future.

All photos by Wayne Rowe / Visioning Images