“Deep Seeing”

A Review of the Photovoice Course “DEEP SEEING” The Eye, Mind, and Images and the Power of Visual Communication  by Diana Weggler  “The eye is blind if the mind is absent.” —Old Italian proverb  Most of us, no matter where we live in the world, are constantly bombarded by visual information. Some scenes or images are easily ignored, while […]

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April 2021 Reflections

By Stephanie Lloyd  On the “anniversary of lockdown,” we felt it was important to bring our alumni community together for a photo conversation that allowed individuals to reflect, share, alleviate stress, and encourage camaraderie. Photo sharing (one of the steps of the photovoice process) allows individuals to consider a topic and share something meaningful, through […]

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Exchanging Ideas About Remote Photovoice Research

This blog post shares the exchange between a photovoice practitioner and Maria Paiewonsky, EdD, a long-time facilitator of remote or virtual photovoice projects, and a program manager at the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMASS Boston. See our YouTube channel for a recording of Maria’s PhotovoiceWorldwide community webinar on remote photovoice, for further inspiration and […]

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Lights, Camera, Activism Part II: Two Student Perspectives

In part II of this two-part blog, we present the perspectives of two University of Hartford students who took part in the honors seminar, “Lights, Camera, Activism,” taught by Mala Matacin, PhD and Professor of Psychology at U of H. A Remote Photovoice JourneyText and photos by Brooke WinterlichStudent at University of Hartford, West Hartford, […]

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Lights, Camera, Activism; Part I: Finding Connection Amidst the Pandemic

by Mala L. Matacin, Ph.D., University of Hartford, West Hartford, Conn., USA It is no accident that I am drawn to the photovoice methodology. Its theoretical underpinnings— community-based photography, feminist theory, and empowerment education—are also central to my pedagogical and research sensibilities. However, despite reading countless articles on photovoice, I still didn’t feel I fully […]

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Six Perspectives to Consider When Analyzing Images: A Community Webinar

by Diana Weggler “The more you know, the more you see.”—Renowned English poet, novelist, and philosopher Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) From childhood, we are taught how to read stories, but most people are never taught how to read images. Domenic Screnci, EdD, professor of visual literacy in the instructional design program in the Graduate School of […]

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Choosing between our foundations courses- “Talking with Pictures: Photovoice” and “Photovoice Facilitation 101: The Basics”

By Laura Lorenz and Stephanie Lloyd We are pleased to offer two foundational photovoice professional development courses. In this blog, we compare our two foundational course offerings, to help you choose the right course for you. Alumni of both courses are invited to participate in our PhotovoiceWorldwide community of continuing education, including alumni webinars.  In […]

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What is Photovoice?

By Diana Weggler “Photovoice is an innovative way to reflect, talk, learn, share, and make a difference for yourself and others.” -PhotovoiceWorldwide Photovoice puts cameras in the hands of people with valuable lived experience so they can explore and share their perspectives on health, family, community, and their futures. The goal of photovoice is to […]

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Training Community Health Workers to support the African Immigrant: Photovoice project

By Stephanie Lloyd “Pictures are powerful… Pictures represent how someone felt at that moment in time.”–Training participant, African Immigrant Photovoice project The African Immigrant Health Research Consortium (AIHRC) is a 7-member partnership comprising New England-based patients, providers, community organizations and researchers. During March 2020, the partners decided that in-person community forums would be halted due […]

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