PhotoVoice

This project adapted many of the methodologies used by Photovoice. To learn more about photovoice read below and follow the suggested links.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Photovoice is a methodology mostly used in the field of community development, public health, and education which combines photography with grassroots social action. Participants are asked to represent their community or point of view by taking photographs, discussing them together, developing narratives to go with their photos, and conducting outreach or other action. It is often used among marginalized people, and is intended to give insight into how they conceptualize their circumstances and their hopes for the future. As a form of community consultation, photovoice attempts to bring the perspectives of those “who lead lives that are different from those traditionally in control of the means for imaging the world” into the policy-making process. It is also a response to issues raised over the authorship of representation of communities.

 

Suggested Link

http://www.photovoice.org/whatwedo/info/background-to-the-field

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