Click to preview CIDA 1984-1994 David Barbour photo book

Between 1984 and 1994, David Barbour was contracted to the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) to photograph programs and document general life in over 30 countries. His photographs are available to the public for educational use through the International Development Photo Library at the Communications Branch in CIDA.

The photographs were distributed to schools in Canada via two colour magazines that CIDA produced at this time as well as slide sets. The goal of the program was to make Canadians aware of life in developing countries.

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About the Author

David Barbour
barbour1 Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Highlights include World Press Award in 1985 for a photograph taken in Egypt for the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). Barbour worked for CIDA for 10 years where he photograhed in over 35 countries in Africa and Asia. In 1999, awarded Mid-Career Canada Council Grant to complete work in Havana. Presently teaches photography at SPAO in Ottawa and is a freelance photographer in Ottawa. Please visit to view other work.

Publish Date  November 29, 2011

Dimensions  Standard Landscape  102 pgs Premium Paper, matte finish

Category  Arts & Photography

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