We provide charities with high quality photos and films - working with communities in some of the poorest countries in the world.


We are Taking Pictures, Changing Lives - a non profit Community Interest Company, founded by development photographer Adam Dickens.

Working with UK & International charities, to provide high quality photography and film footage, we help communities in some of the poorest countries in the world.

By sharing the stories of these communities, and bringing the work of the charities to life visually, we help transform the way they get attention, raise awareness and increase their funding. The charities that we support haven’t many resources of their own; yet they help restore dignity, purpose and hope to people who can then sustain livelihoods, gain education and provide futures for their communities.


We create iconic photographs and films that capture the essence of the communities and projects we visit.


In the last 8 years we have made 47 visits to charity projects and partners in Africa and Asia, flown the equivalent of 15 times round the world (one and a half times to the moon), spent more than 14 months abroad documenting the work of 18 small charities working in 10 countries and gifted over 50,000 photos to those charities. These charities are helping whole communities out of poverty, restoring dignity and lost hope.

We have photographed and filmed in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Rwanda, Zambia, Ghana, Togo, India and Sri Lanka, as well as the UK. View a showcase of our work here.


We desire to build long-term partnerships with the communities that we visit and charities that are saving lives, improving businesses, increasing profitably and creating employment across the globe.