Photography and Communications


My passion is using photography and story-telling to create positive change in the world.

➢ Previously Head of Communications at a leading international development agency, I now put my people and project management skills to good use as a consultant in quickly understanding client needs and meeting them with energy, tact and skill.
➢ Documentary photographer who can also provide the story to go with the image; my pictures and articles have been widely published including in The Guardian, The Independent, BuzzFeed News, The Economist, Il Reportage, New Internationalist, Middle East Eye and Elle Magazine.
➢ Experienced writer with a talent for weaving human voices into a narrative to make authentic, compelling copy for media, social media, NGO websites and more.
➢ Inspiring trainer/ facilitator who can share my passion for photography, story-telling and social media with others, especially as a way to amplify the voices of those directly affected by poverty, conflict and injustice. Among other training projects, I developed and ran a three-month psychosocial photography course for Syrian refugee children, that supported them to express themselves and grow in confidence through taking increasingly impressive photos. I have also run training on subjects such as communications strategy, social media and story gathering for NGOs in such diverse places as Brazil, Egypt and Afghanistan.
➢ Beirut-based Middle East specialist with a decade’s experience in the region, including a year spent studying Arabic in Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus.

If you are looking for a creative NGO communications professional with a particular focus on photography and a thorough understanding of the Middle East, get in touch.

Contact me: tabithaross@gmail.com

My CV on LinkedIn.

 

Selected Past Work

Huffington Post: Nine young refugees reflect on five years of conflict

New Internationalist: Five years of Syria crisis hits women too

BuzzFeed: These extremely talented children are all refugees from Syria

New Internationalist: A forgotten consequence of war

BBC: Syrian refugees share ‘safe space’

The Independent: Syria revolution four years on

Beirut Friends: Our Lives in Photos.  Photo blogging with Syrian refugee and Lebanese youth in Beirut.

The Guardian: Syrian refugee women in Lebanon take heart from Antigone – in pictures

The Guardian: Syrian Refugee Children in Lebanon forced to seek work – in pictures

The Guardian: Gaza Aid Worker – in pictures

The Guardian: Brazil’s Quilombolas – in pictures

The Independent: The Quarry Workers of El Minia, Egypt – in pictures

Christian Aid: Salsabeel’s Story