The Most Important Picture offers both photography workshops and specialized training for individuals, communities, international aid organizations and NGO's.
The Most Important Picture teaches at risk children, youth and adults to use photography and writing as a tool for self-expression, discovery and problem solving. Through these intensive workshops, people who are often the subject of journalism become the storytellers, using their imagery and words to have their voices heard.
Brendan Bannon's photography appears regularly in the New York Times and other leading publications. He has worked with aid organizations and NGOs in Africa, Europe and the Middle East since 2005.
Bannon also teaches photography to journalists and aid workers internationally, most recently working with Rwandan photographers on long term projects to mark the 20th anniversary of the genocide.
Bannon’s workshops for children focus on giving voice to the voiceless. Most recently he completed a long term project teaching Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan in a project he designed for UN High Commission for Refugees.
His students have gone on to teach courses of their own in the Zaatari Refugee Camp. The pictures his students have taken have been run on the cover of the Toronto Star, featured in the NY Times and earned his students recognition from the Aftermath Project.
He is available to design and implement photography programs for NGO’s, international organizations and collaborate with colleges and universities.