PhotoVoice

PhotoVoice

At a glance

Causes

  • Arts
  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Campaigning
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender
  • Mental health
  • Refugees / migrants
  • Young people

Other details

Geographical remit: 
International

Objectives

Our vision and mission

PhotoVoice’s vision is for a world in which everyone has the opportunity to represent themselves and tell their own story.

Our mission is promote the ethical use of photography for positive social change, through delivering innovative participatory photography projects. By working in partnership with organisations, communities, and individuals worldwide, we will build the skills and capacity of underrepresented or at risk communities, creating new tools of self-­‐advocacy and communication.

 

Why photography?

Photography is a highly flexible tool that crosses cultural and linguistic barriers, and can be adapted to all abilities. Its power lies in its dual role as both a form of creative expression and a way to record facts.

It provides an accessible way to describe realities, communicate perspectives, and raise awareness of social and global issues.

Its low cost and ease of dissemination encourages sharing and increases the potential to generate dialogue and discussion.

 

Activities

How do we work?

Working in partnerships with other charities, NGOs and community organisations, PhotoVoice designs and delivers tailor-­‐made participatory photography, digital storytelling and self-­‐advocacy projects  for  socially  excluded groups.

Our pioneering and award winning approach brings together arts, media, development, campaigning, and social change to deliver projects that enable voice, build skills, deliver advocacy and work towards sustainable change.

We ensure that we:

  • Design and develop projects specific to communities, issues and needs, and based on engagement with them
  • Promote the imagery produced from the projects utilising media, events and exhibitions
  • Provide consultancy, training, materials and resources to organisations wishing to use participatory photography in their work

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