Partnerships are at the heart of what we do.

We aim to ensure that our programmes remain sustainable by working with organisations that have a long presence in the countries where we launch programmes.

Our partners span the globe, ranging from independent photographers to small NGOs and larger corporates. A selection of our partners can be found here.

To achieve our mission of empowering women across the world through photography, we actively work with partners across sectors. In the Hivos Social Innovation Award, the jury commented that they were impressed by the fact that Lensational managed to engage with a wide array of stakeholders in such a short time.



We strive to engage with corporates that embrace gender diversity and supply chain transparency, and to work with them leveraging on their core businesses. We have worked with a range of corporates on sponsorship campaigns, sales partnerships, and employee engagement programmes, including: ReBuy, Mattel, Stella Artois, Getty Images, Credit Suisse, Ogilvy, McKinsey and RBS.


We aim to ensure our photography training for our beneficiaries remain sustainable by working with organisations that have a long presence in the countries where we launch programmes. We also have close relationships with funders: including Resolution Project, a New-York based NGO supporting young leaders to set up their social businesses; Hivos, the Dutch international development organisation that awarded Lensational the Hivos Social Innovation Award; and The Funding Network, a UK-based foundation that gives grants to small and growing charities.

Arts Organisations & Photographers

We work closely with arts organisations to provide world-class arts education for our students, and to showcase their artworks in galleries and photography festivals worldwide. Partners include: PhotoCrafters (HK), Para Site, Subject Matter Art, Art Represent, Rich Mix, Perugia Social Photo Fest, and Chennai Photo Biennale.

Academic Institutions

We work closely with academic institutions to ensure that our work is evidence-based and to disseminate our practical insights into research and policy influence. Partners include University College London’s Institute for Global Prosperity, London School of Economics, LSE, CUHK and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The BGMEA Institute of Fashion & Technology, Bangladesh provides us with students to conduct photography training at garment factories that they work with in Dhaka. For two years in a row, we have worked together on an advocacy campaign to commemorate the Rana Plaza collapse.