Message in a Photo (MIAP), a private Dutch foundation, was established in 2013.
Our mission is to create awareness about relevant social topics through visual (lens-based) storytelling.
We do this by partnering with visual storytellers and help them by financing and producing their stories with potential impact.
THE ART OF VISUAL STORYTELLING
In a world that is becoming increasingly visual, MIAP believes visual storytelling has the power to reach and engage broad audiences; spark conversations; bridge different cultures and beliefs; and create empathy and awareness.
Experience has shown that successful projects require extensive preparation, business and marketing insight, networking skills, collaboration, intelligent arguments and creative thinking.
We challenge both nascent and existing ideas and we inspire visual storytellers to collaborate, share and exchange knowledge with their peers, artists from other disciplines, and experts and thinkers from diverse worlds.
THE ART OF NETWORKING
Powerful networking can help visual storytellers reach different and wider audiences.
MIAP stimulates and empowers such networks, partnerships and collaborations between its fellows, other artists, and experts and thinkers – with extraordinary results.
We also help the photographers and visual artists look for new business models by promoting partnerships with social organisations and businesses. In doing so, we believe this new generation of storytellers will be better prepared for the increasingly challenging market. And that the most compelling stories will go forth into the world…