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Participatory photography and Photovoice - 6 April 2022

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Photovoice has become popular across the social sciences as a participatory visual research method that actively engages (hard to reach) research participants, that makes visible different kinds of knowledge and lived experiences and that catalyses action and impact.

This 2.5 hour workshop will provide an introduction to photovoice, as a research method and process, through interactive sessions including practice exercises and case studies. How can photovoice be harnessed, ethically and critically, to facilitate the co-production of research knowledge and impact? What are the strengths and limitations of photovoice? The workshop will be participatory and everyone will be asked to bring images to the session. No prior experience is necessary.

Max: 20 participants


Workshop facilitator:

Dr Tiffany Fairey has been working with photovoice for over 20 years as a researcher and as founder / director of the award-winning charity PhotoVoice. She is a Leverhulme Research Fellow in the Department of War Studies and her current research, Imaging Peace, focuses on the role of images and image-making in building peace and dialogue. Other research projects include Art & Reconciliation, IZAZOV with Changing the Story and The Home Stay Exhibitions. A specialist in participatory visual methods, Tiffany has worked on over 50 participatory photography and photovoice projects with communities around the world.


Workshop objectives


In this workshops participants will

  • gain an understanding of the photovoice method and process
  • practice photo-elicitation techniques and photo dialogue exercises
  • examine photovoice case studies
  • reflect critically on the ethics, strengths and limitations of photovoice
  • discuss concrete examples of photovoice research design



Workshop schedule

20 mins

PV methods and processes: slideshow presentation

30 mins

Photo elicitation exercise with participant images: small group work and large group feedback

15 mins


30 mins

Case studies: Ethiopia and Colombia: slideshow presentation and large group discussion / Q&A

45 mins

Photovoice research design: project scenarios exercise: Small group exercise with big group feedback


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Tiffany Fairey

Tiffany Fairey

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

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