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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Part 2: Disposable Cameras: Rethinking Image-making with Photovoice

By Erica Belli I am a big fan of disposable cameras, both for my personal work and for photovoice purposes. Disposable cameras have a limited number of images each. What better way to encourage your photovoice participants to concentrate and really think about their images? I’ve also noticed that younger generations are intrigued by this “vintage” tool, and treat it […]

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The Power of Photos for Protesting

By Carson Peters, PhotovoiceWorldwide Summer Intern We’ve seen the Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests. However, without protest photos, our “framing” would be different.   Black Lives Matter is an internationally recognized grassroots social movement that advocates for justice for the Black community. Founded in 2013 by three Black female organizers, the movement affirms the lives and humanity […]

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Facilitating Better Photographs with Photovoice: Part 1

By Erica Belli An area that has received less attention with photovoice is the technical issues related to taking photographs. In Part I of this blog post, I draw from my own experience as a photographer and photovoice facilitator to prepare your photovoice participants to take better photos. In Part 2 I underline some of […]

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Strengthening Brain Injury Support Groups Through Photovoice

By Stephanie Lloyd  People find their voices in many different ways – photovoice is a way to align what I’m thinking through pictures. –BIA-MA Support Group Leader & Photovoice Training Participant   PhotovoiceWorldwide staff recently facilitated a training with Support Group Leaders from the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts (BIA-MA), to prepare them to facilitate photovoice with their group members. Participants gained hands-on experience with the […]

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