Critical Thinking Part 2: Strategies and Tools to Facilitate Critical and Creative Thinking with Photovoice

By Erin Bush and Laura Lorenz In Part 1 we explored critical and creative thinking in photovoice projects. In this sequel, we look at the ways that facilitators and clinicians can use specific strategies and tools to strengthen critical and creative thinking in photovoice projects. As we learned in Part 1, all stages of photovoice […]

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Meet Our New Intern Carson Peters!

Carson Peters graduated from Grinnell College with a Bachelor of Arts in the Biology of Global Health. She is currently a second-year student in a Master’s of Public Health Program with a focus on Epidemiology at the University of Iowa. She is passionate about global public health and advocacy.  She studied abroad in Brazil, India, and […]

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Critical Thinking and Photovoice: Part 1

by Laura Lorenz and Erin Bush  A colleague recently asked us about critical thinking and photovoice, and her interest prompted us to reflect on this topic and share our thoughts. In part 1 – this post – we identify photovoice tasks that use critical thinking. In Part 2 we will share strategies to strengthen critical thinking […]

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What is your purpose?

By Stephanie Lloyd Last week members of the PhotovoiceWorldwide community, from around the globe, joined together to talk about “purpose” in their lives. Each person shared a photo (or two) that they had selected and talked about their vision of purpose. Their photos represented responses to the following questions: How do you define purpose? What […]

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Small Course Size Means Focusing on Participants’ Interests

by Stephanie Lloyd Last week we wrapped up another successful online ‘Talking with Pictures’: Photovoice course! During this session, learners chose “belonging to a community” as the photo-taking theme for the hands-on exercise. Their photos and captions related to the reality of living in different areas of the United States during COVID-19. Later, while analyzing […]

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Photovoice with Holga Cameras: Create Social Change with a Click

By Stephanie Lloyd On May 12, PhotovoiceWorldwide was excited to host a webinar for its ‘Talking with Pictures’: Photovoice course alumni. In the webinar, “Photovoice with Holga Cameras: Create Social Change with a Click,” Lisa Powers talked about her experiences using Holga cameras and working with Dr. Caroline Wang on photovoice projects in the 1990s and early 2000s.  […]

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Can I Do a Photovoice Project Remotely? Yes, You Can!

By Stephanie Lloyd and Laura Lorenz Are you planning a photovoice project in this midst of these uncertain and stressful times? Were you ready to do a photovoice project and now are re-considering – because your participants can’t go outside, get their project cameras, or meet with you face-to-face? No need to put your project […]

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Options for Photovoice photo-taking

By Stephanie Lloyd, MA Photovoice, a participatory method that has been used with a variety of populations across the globe since the early 90’s, provides participants with the opportunity to take pictures, and discuss issues they care about most. When planning a photovoice project, it is critical to consider the individuals involved as well as […]

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What is the Difference Between Photovoice and Photo elicitation?

By Laura Lorenz, PhD, MEd and Olivia Iovino, MSN, ARNP-C We are commonly asked about the differences between these two methods, Photovoice and Photo elicitation, but let’s first talk about how they are similar.  Both Photovoice and Photo elicitation use photographs for gathering information about a focus group or population either for research, education, advocacy, […]

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Who should do Photovoice?

By Laura Lorenz, PhD, MEd and Olivia Iovino, MSN, ARNP, FNP-C A common question we are asked in our courses is “What populations and purposes are appropriate subjects for Photovoice projects?”  With a quick google search on Photovoice projects, you will find a wide variety of projects done with youth, women, homeless populations, veterans, seniors, […]

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