Takween’s mission focuses on innovative and concrete solutions that have been researched, tested and implemented to meet the needs of communities and their specific built environments to achieve inclusive urban spaces that will thrive for generations to come. With this mission, Takween aims to improve the quality for inhabitants living in cities across Egypt and the Middle East.
Photographer (with focus on Heritage Sites)
Freelance/Part time Contract
Egypt (depending on Project’s locations)
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
About the job
Takween is hiring a Photographer to document activities carried out for different projects by capturing photo’s not only of the achievements, but at that process and steps in the life cycle of the projects we implement. It is the interest of Takween to be well-represented in terms of photos that reflect the reality of our projects but more importantly to document efforts of the organization in restoring/renovation and bring change to urban contexts for future generations.
Takween seeks to work with a qualified photographer for the documentation of its different activities and events. The pictures will be used by Takween across various platforms (including digital and print). All original pictures should be delivered with metadata (date, detailed location, name, and surname of persons portrayed, etc.)
Key Result Areas
Main Duties and Responsibilities
According to the nature of the assignment, the photographer will provide:
a) Program activity coverage - professional photography documentation of Takween supported program, activities, and events.
b) First person narrative visual storytelling with captions & quotes - professional photographic storytelling focused on an individual, a beneficiary or an activity.
c) Everyday Voices - portraits of people, beneficiaries or key actors and partners of Takween.
Key Result Areas
- Capture and document the following topics in areas where Takween has projects:
Historical sites inside the city and surroundings areas;
The architecturally significant buildings;
Community “portrait, social life”;
Architectural details and interiors;
Photo and video documentation of historical sites before restoration projects;
Community oral history and interview;
Workshops, conferences, and events including video testimonials for events partners;
City tours and site visits.
- The purpose of the photography is to capture:
General documentation of the targeted buildings and sites;
Documentation of the project progress in the different sites (before, during and after);
Implementation activities (shots for project staff, ongoing work progress);
Documentation of all project activities including workshops, conferences, city tours, site visits, and events;
Community interaction with the project’s activities;
Ethnography and art history interviews with community and different stakeholder;
Tourism related activities including interviews with tour guides and tourists;
Promotion and marketing of the city heritage through different channels.
- The Photographer is responsible for providing his/her own photography equipment and any supplementary tools needed to produce visually appealing material;
- In addition to the above, photos must be delivered in RAW format (soft copy, min 300 dpi resolution, and suitable for high quality professional printing);
- Upon completion of the day, the Photographer is requested to submit an unlimited number of RAW photos and a minimum of 30 edited high-resolution photos (JPEG, PNG, etc. format) worthy for display in the project’s public events including exhibitions and publications;
- The Photographer has to abide by the project partners’ rules and regulations.
The Photographer will report to Takween-ICD’s assigned Project Manager and will present the deliverables in high resolution soft copy.
Confidentiality and a Record of Right
All materials and photos produced by the Photographer under this task will be the sole property of Takween-ICD, and subject to Takween projects rules and regulations. The Photographer will maintain high level of confidentiality with external actors/stakeholders, regarding all the materials produced under the task.
- B. Sc. in Arts, or equivalent University degree in related area of study
- 5 years of working experience in photography and documentation through photos in heritage sites.
Duration And Level of Effort
This assignment will start on November 20, 2022. The Photographer is expected to travel for his/her work and will be required to provide a minimum of 1-2 days a month, but this could increase upon request.
Terms Of Payment
The payment for the Photographer will be paid monthly after the submission of a time sheet which is to be reviewed and signed by the Project Manager. Compensation for accommodation, meals and other eligible travel costs will be made upon submitting of evidence and supporting documents; and according to Takween-ICD policies and procedures.
Takween Integrated Community Development (Takween-ICD) is an urban development firm established in 2009 in Egypt by a dynamic team with extensive experience, in response to a foreseen growing demand for innovative urban solutions in a world where it is predicted that by 2030, 60% of the world’s inhabitants will be living in urban centers. Takween-ICD specializes in the development of integrated packages in urban development services and solutions to support and complement efforts of tackling urban challenges. Takween-ICD provides project planning, design and implementation services to a range of local and international clients. Takween-ICD fields of interventions include integrated urban development and upgrading; heritage management and conservation; community development and mobilization; and direct involvement in participatory design and construction activities.