Carnegie Council Launches First Instagram Take-Over, "The World Through My Eyes," with Helen Osborne

Dec 7, 2015

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is pleased to announce that it is hosting an Instagram Take-Over series titled "The World Through My Eyes." For this exciting new project, talented photographers will "take over" the Council's Instagram account for a week out of every month. In the spirit of cultural exchange, the Council is partnering with photographers from around the world to share images from their work and life, highlighting aspects of our common humanity. The project gives photographers from a range of backgrounds and experience levels a new platform to share their work, while Carnegie Council’s global community will gain insights into the nuances of daily life in other cultures.

"We're very excited about this project," says Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal. "There’s truth to the old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. We believe that photography is a powerful tool to increase empathy for others across borders and cultures—and right now, nothing is more important."

Helen Osborne, a British-Australian documentary photographer, is hosting the first Instagram Take-Over. Her first post went live today, December 7, and she will continue posting through December 13. Osborne works in some of the most remote parts of the world. For the past 18 months, she has spent much of her time in the Caucasus (Georgia and Armenia) and Iran, working on personal projects and editorial assignments. She is currently working on a long-term personal project in Papua New Guinea and splits her time between Melbourne and London, freelancing on both photographic and ethnographic assignments. Osborne's take-over will take viewers on a photographic journey through Georgia, where she lived and worked in 2014/15.

Starting December 7, 2015, take-overs are scheduled for the first full week of each month. The lineup of talented photographers features a range of styles and a variety of locations around the world, from South Africa to Cambodia, from India to Spain, and much more. So be sure to check it out each month:


Bearing Witness to War and Injustice: Ron Haviv, Photojournalist. December 14, 6:00pm, New York City. Attend in person or watch live webcast.

International Student Photo Contest: Topic, Climate Change. Deadline January 5, 2016.

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