PhotoVoice is a participatory action research method, particularly powerful for traditionally marginalized groups, including youth. PhotoVoice participants explore important community questions through imagery and their stories about the photos. Through cycles of photography, writing, reflection, and storytelling, participants articulate their own views, identify common themes, hold critical dialogues, and foster change in their communities.
Workshop participants will come away with an understanding of PhotoVoice's theoretical underpinnings, when to use this method (and when not to use it), steps in the PhotoVoice process, ethical and logistical considerations, and ideas for displaying and publishing PhotoVoice studies. Examples come from youth development, K-12 education, and community psychology.