The CIDA photo library, a definitive source for high-quality international development photography, contains many outstanding images taken by award-winning photographers.

The collection includes images taken by four photographers who have been given the highest honour in the world of photography, a World Press Photo award: Dilip Mehta(1984), David Barbour (1985), Roger LeMoyne (1998), and Lana Slezic (2007). Another contributor to the photo library is Wendell Phillips, who received the Picture of the Year award in 2007 from the News Photographers Association of Canada.

Two images that reflect excellence in photography have been selected from the CIDA collection.