Online Art Exhibition


Photovoice is a type of participatory action research method in which participants document their daily life and experiences through photography. The photographs are then discussed in small groups to engage participants in critical reflections regarding the topics of concern. One of the methods’ strengths is that it empowers participants, by turning them in the documenters, shifting the focus towards their cares and concerns. Thus, participants can work together to illustrate their own lived experiences instead of having their life and stories interpreted by others. The visual representations and the stories produced in a Photovoice project are also dissemination instruments that can inform key stakeholders and policy decision makers in the interest of community improvement. Photovoice has the overall aim of helping participants to document their condition and become agents of change. Photovoice enables people to become aware of what is worth keeping and what needs to be changed about their community and to pass this on to others, including politicians.