VOICE 2012-2015 Photovoice: A Research Method What is Photovoice? • • • • A photographic technique Captures people’s lived experience Draws attention to community issues Documents and promotes reflection on community strengths and concerns The power of images... Why Photovoice? • • • • • Values the experience of individuals in a community Engages and strengthens the community Promotes understanding of complex issues Mobilizes people to share resources Drives meaningful change within a community How To: • • Co-researchers take photos of their everyday experiences related to health and of priority interests to create a more complete picture Themes are generated and meaning is explored through group critique of the photos Use of results: • • Photos and stories are shared with the community to deepen understanding of issues Results inform other research methods e.g. survey development What do you see? JOIN US! A photographic team to create, renew and sustain health promoting change on campus!
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