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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Q&A with Nora Canellakis

A Conversation with PhotovoiceWorldwide’s Newest Intern Nora Canellakis graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Spanish in May of 2020. We recently sat down with Nora to talk about her interests, views, and aspirations, as well as to learn about her experience taking PVWW’s seminal course, “Talking with […]

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Talking with Pictures

By Nora Canellakis I recently completed the online course Talking with Pictures: Photovoice, taught by Dr. Lorenz. It was a great introduction to photovoice as a visual methodology and its use to create projects for social justice. I was excited for this opportunity to learn about how photos and lived experience can heal and spark […]

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The Power of Photos for Protesting: Part 2

By Carson Peters  In Part 1 of this blog we talked about how protest photos from the BLM convey stories of activism; showcase change-makers; evoke feelings of solidarity, resistance, and advocacy; and demonstrate political action. By illuminating voice and engaging communities, these photos can reframe the narrative of BLM through this powerful visual tactic.  How […]

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