As of 09-15-2015
Mill Girls of Lowell Photovoice Project - Then and Now
August 2015 - Through funding provided by the
Mass Humanities Grant, Girls Inc. is pleased to be able to implement
the Mills Girls of Lowell Project. The Photovoice program
puts cameras in the ands of girls 10 and older and enables them to
write narratives about their communities. The focus of their work
was "The history of Lowell Mills girls, then and now" Since the
majority of the girls that attend our programs have grown up in
Lowell, we educated them on how the Mill girls lived and how
theoretically this has impacted the quality of their lives today,
all while learning about a very important part of Lowell history.
For more information about the project, exhibit, and a copy of the
flyer please click
Talking with Pictures
Supportive Living Inc Lexington, MA - Talking with Pictures (2015).
Talking with pictures is a participatory project that looks with
fresh eyes at community integration of older adults with brain
injury and other neurological conditions...
(9:54 Min). Read more about this amazing project and this
well done video by clicking
or the image above.
Engaging patients and communities in health
• Sponsored by
Global Health, Public Health Program, College of Education and Health Sciences, Touro University California. June 7th, 2013
Laura presented a workshop: In this one-day, hands-on, interactive workshop, social scientist Laura S. Lorenz explored the foundations of photovoice and share photos from three photovoice projects she has led in the US and South Africa since 2001--with teenage girls, youth living with HIV/AIDS, and adult brain injury survivors. By the end of this workshop, participants will have a solid understanding of this popular approach to participatory health and community research and its potential applications.
For more information, please
Engaging Youth in Picturing Health and its Social Determinants:
A Photovoice Training Workshop
Laura will be conducting a two-day workshop hosted by The Northwestern Connecticut Area Health Education Center (NW CT AHEC)
Waterbury, Connecticut January 10th - 11th, 2013.
The workshop covers the foundations of photovoice, a participatory action research process in which people represent their points of view and experience using photographs and narratives, often for the purpose of defining strengths and gaps in health and healthcare as they relate to participants’ daily lives and communities. The purposes of the NW CT AHEC
photovoice project are to describe social determinants of health in
Waterbury from a youth perspective and empower participating youth
to be – and to be seen as – resources in their communities.
The workshop is sponsored by The
Waterbury Health Department, the
Connecticut Area Health Education Center and the
For more information please click (here)
to visit our Lectures and Workshops page.
Laura's facilitated a 90-minute seminar at the 35th National Conference, Association for Medical Education in Research and Substance Abuse (AMERSA) on “Talking with Pictures: Concepts and Hands-on Experience” for researchers and clinicians. This workshop briefly covered the foundations of photovoice, provide examples of photos and narratives from work with brain injury survivors and people living with HIV/AIDS, and provide hands-on experience with several photovoice steps: (a) becoming a visual researcher, (b) discussing images and writing narratives, and (c) developing project themes. The workshop will culminate in a brainstorming session by session attendees on possibilities for adapting the photovoice methodology to their educational, research, service, and evaluation programs.
The 2011 AMERSA Executive Board and Workshop Review Committee, has chosen Dr. Lorenz's workshop,
Talking with Pictures: Concepts and Hands-on Experience, for the 2010 Best Workshop Award. The award will be presented during the Award Plenary Session of the
2011 AMERSA national meeting which will be held November 3rd-5th
2011 at the Sheraton Crystal City Hotel, in Arlington, VA. Click
here to read more information
on our Lectures and Workshops
X-Posed: The Survivor’s View PhotoVoice II
Members of the "Amazing" Brain
Injury Survivor Support Group in Framingham, Massachusetts embarked
on a 2nd new PhotoVoice Project entitled (PhotoVoice II). The
exhibit was prepared by the participants and facilitators over
eight-weeks and took place from September through December 2009...
View more this extraordinary 2nd PhotoVoice project by clicking
Girls Inc. Photovoice: Cultural Ambassadors Project
on Girls Inc.’s 10 years of experience with photovoice and Dr Lorenz.
CAP is an after-school
program that puts cameras in the hands of adolescent girls so they can
take photographs of community resources and problems and share them with
each other and with people who make decisions, and expands photovoice to
encompass an investigation of culture and strengthen the research
skill-building aspect of photovoice. Photovoice: CAP aims to enhance
girls’ understanding of culture in a global sense: Project activities
will take place at Girls Inc. of Greater Lowell, Lowell High School
Freshman Academy, and BR21 Middle School in Vienna, Austria. To find out
more about this project click here
Girls Inc. Photovoice: Cultural Ambassadors Project on
the Projects and Exhibits page. January 2011
Stay Tuned !