Hope + Strength

A Photo Journey

The incredible power to carry on and be hopeful

The Hope + Strength project aims to give the families we meet after disaster a voice that is a little different to the usual portrayal in the media.

We are inspired every day by the ability of the families we meet to carry on, to look to the future and have hope for themselves and their children.

Leading photographers have helped us to pay tribute to the incredible hope and strength of the people we meet.

In circumstances often defined by violence and tragedy, these families show courage, determination and resilience. The photographs capture the incredible power people possess to carry on and be hopeful.

They show families living their lives after disaster and communities working together to help each other, sharing what little they have, rebuilding their lives on a foundation of hope.

Erich Schlegel


HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 28: Stranded vehicles sit where they got stuck in high water from Hurricane Harvey on Voss Road in Houston, Texas August 28, 2017. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

As a resident in Texas, Erich was able to follow the ShelterBox Response Team in Houston and other areas devastated by Hurricane Harvey.


Erich’s Gallery

Olly Burn


SB Hope Strength - Olly Burn 11 cc

Olly traveled with us to the self-declared state of Somaliland, where the most severe drought in decades has affected around 766,000 people.


Olly’s Gallery

Tom Stoddart


SB Hope Strength - Tom Stoddart 10 cc

Tom traveled with us to Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh where violence in Myanmar has forced over 655,000 Rohingya to flee, with more arriving each day.


Tom’s Gallery

Veronique De Viguerie


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Vero also traveled with us to Bangladesh, where violence in Myanmar has forced over half a million Rohingya to flee, with more arriving each day.


Vero’s Gallery

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