A photography community by peace, security, and development professionals that bring you closer to the field
FPC is a community for and by peace, security, and development professionals that want to convey their personal and honest stories in pictures. The stories are based on the member’s experiences while working in difficult settings with human challenges from around the world.
We believe that stories are best told through the prism of your camera lens and pen. The FPC platform aspires to provide a community of professionals to share their experience in the form of short photo essays about their work and the people they have encountered.
The stories we chose to publish are highly personal and driven by the motivation to bring you closer to the people they portray, their aspirations, and life. They touch upon a numer of topics which our photographers are free to chose. We only ask the stories told to be sincere, and close to their heart.
Field Photography Collective was created in 2019 by Sofia Zitouni and Fallckolm Cuenca. After years of working with and documenting peace, security and development around the world, they felt that there was a need to share their work.
The FPC platform was created based on the belief that there are numerous stories left untold and endless photos yet to be taken but also a desire to find and promote aspiring photographers in the peace, security and development community. Ultimately, FPC aspires to recognise ordinary people that live extraordinary lives in often difficult and sometimes precarious conditions.
As of February 2020 FPC was registered as a non-for profit organisation in Stockholm, Sweden. FPC holds the following org. number: 802529-4185.
Returning from international assignments, Sofia Zitouni and Fallckolm Cuenca meet at Folke Bernadotte Academy in Stockholm, Sweden. They share their love for photography and Sofia tells Fallckolm of her dream to inspire others.
In the wake of numerous coffees, the idea of FPC is taking shape. Fallckolm has a “name” and proposes “Field Photography Collective”.
The FPC website and concept is online.
The European Union Monitoring Mission asks to exhibit photos from Georgia. Sofia and Fallckolm publish the first photo essays on the website.
FPC is now on Instagram and Facebook - the first instagram post is a must! Sofia proposes “Takeovers”. Outreach has never been easier…
FPC celebrates 100 followers on instagram - making a “splash” on social media… well not right away. But do make sure to like, share and follow!
The first photo essays are published and FPC is receiving requests from future contributors. Sofia and Fallckolm high-five each other.
FPC has an exhibition at FBA in Stockholm.
FPC photos are exhibited at Falloumi - a local restaurant in Stockholm.
Sofia and Fallckolm celebrate one year of creativity. A development plan for FPC is in the making and new exciting ideas explored…
…so a Statute is drafted and FPC is registered as a non-for profit organisation in Stockholm, Sweden. Well, we all knew this would happen sooner or later!
Website & graphic profile by fallckolm.com