Great visuals enrich journalism.
Here are some openDemocracy articles that feature great artwork, some of it especially commissioned, in their storytelling.
The art of using supply chains to defend worker rights
The Fair Food Program protects farmworkers by closing the accountability loophole in the tomato supply chain. But...
Published in:openDemocracyUKSarah’s story: a ‘nightmare’ she wouldn’t wish on her worst enemies
How the pandemic, combined with a system that strips people of control, has made life even more difficult for women...
Published in:50.50Meet the Uzbek activists using apps to connect gay men to HIV testing and care
The Uzbek government’s liberal reforms leave out its gay community, so activists are finding creative ways to offer...
Black and dangerous? Listening to patients’ experiences of mental health services in London
Why are black people with mental health problems still more likely than whites to be heavily medicated, restrained...
Published in:50.50‘You have to be alone’: Romanian women recount traumatic COVID pregnancies
In Romania, government guidelines contravene advice from the World Health Organisation – with women outside the...
How prisoners in Ukraine’s occupied territories live, work and survive
Prisoners in the so-called “People’s Republics” in Donetsk and Luhansk are facing terrible living and working...
‘If I’d known what to ask for, I wouldn’t have gone hungry’
When Theresa May’s Britain grants asylum, a brutal 28 day countdown starts.
After the 'migration crisis': how Europe works to keep Africans in Africa
Since 2016 the EU has intervened massively into African affairs in order to prevent further migration. But has it...
In Uzbekistan, homosexuality is illegal. Here's what LGBT life is like there
In a country where sex between men is a crime, these personal accounts reveal the everyday realities of pressure,...
Losing your home: one day at Coventry County Court
Growing numbers of working class people face the nightmare of eviction. Part one of a three part series on housing...
Published in:oDR: OpinionWhen your field is also your home: introducing feminist subjectivities in Central Asia
What happens when the “field” is your home, your battlefield and your livelihood? This new series examines the...
Residents challenge council plans to demolish their homes
Central Hill housing estate in South London is threatened with demolition. Residents are challenging the...
Injustice for all: how Azerbaijan’s bar association was reduced to tatters
A strong and independent legal community is the most significant obstacle to the arbitrariness of authoritarian rule.
When a children’s home is one more stop on the road to prison
New research adds to weight of evidence in the UK that looked after children are being criminalised.
Confronting root causes: forced labour in global supply chains
Forced labour is all around us, but not how you think. This report pulls together research from across the world to...
Published in:North Africa, West AsiaRadio Hakaya Podcast, episode 1: Um Saleh - life under ISIS
The first episode of a podcast series about the socio-political climate faced by Syrians and their host communities...
Published in:North Africa, West AsiaIt’s not about reaching Europe, but fleeing Libya: accounts from a Mediterranean rescue ship
While the whole of Europe was speaking about the castaways we had on board, we were the only ones hearing their stories.
The artists featured here are active across the world. You can find out more about them by following their work online.
Carys Boughton is an illustrator based in Hackney, east London.
Carys studied History of Art at King's College, Cambridge, and after three years of looking at other people's art work, decided that what she would really like to do is make her own. So as soon as she graduated in 2016, she started setting up a career as an illustrator and hasn’t looked back since.
Patrick Koduah's prize-winning work includes projects exhibited in the Embassy of Japan, commissioned portraiture of Prince Michael of Kent and music video animation for a recent Rolling Stone Magazine Band of the Year.
Shine A Light have collaborated with Patrick numerous times. Their first, The Lone Parent Trap, was published in August 2013. Then: Rats in the lunchbox, mould in the mattress: living in squalor in London in May 2014.
Wasi Daniju is a photographer working mainly in documentary photography, portraiture, live performance and theatre.
She has exhibited, been featured in various print and online publications, and has working relationships with various organisations and individuals.
Pablo Albarenga is an Uruguayan documentary photographer and visual storyteller exploring human rights issues in Latin America.
He has been named The Photographer of the Year in the 2020 Sony World Photography Awards for his series, Seeds of Resistance.
Seeds of Resistance is part of his collaborative project with Democracia Abierta, Rainforest Defenders, which showcases landscapes and territories in danger from mining and agribusinesses and the activists fighting to conserve them.