Using Photovoice and Participatory Video with Youth

CYFAR 2009 workshop that explores the background and history of a youth project that uses photovoice and participatory video. Photovoice is a method that enables people to define for themselves and others, including policy makers, what is worth remembering, and what needs to be changed. Participatory video empowers youth by teaching soft skills and positive attitudes, engages people in a fun and interactive way, and amplifies voices via sharing strengths and concerns. It involves three phases: pre-production, production, and post-production. Examples are included.

References & Resources: 

www.photovoice.com 

www.photovoice.org

www.insightshare.org (NGO in Oxford, England doing Participatory Video)

Kay, A. (2000). Art and community development: The role the arts have in regenerating communities. Community Development Journal, 35 (4), 414-424.

Wang, C.C., Burris, M.A. and Yueping, X. (1996). Chinese village women as visual anthropologists: A participatory approach to reaching policymakers. Social Science Medicine, 42 (10), 1391-1400.

Wang, C.C. (1999). Photovoice: A participatory action research strategy applied to women’s health. Journal of Women’s Health 8 (2), 185-192.

Wang, C.C., Cash, J.L., and Powers, L.S. (2000). Who knows the streets as well as the homeless? Promoting personal and community action through Photovoice. Health Promotion Practice, 1 (1), 81-89.

Wang, C.C. and Redwood-Jones, Y.A. (2001). Photovoice ethics: Perspectives from Flint Photovoice. Health Education & Behavior 28 (5), 560-572.

Wang, C.C., Morrel-Samuels, S., Hutchison, P.M., Bell, L., Pestronk, R.M. (2004a). Flint Photovoice: Community building amount youths, adults and policy-makers. American Journal of Public Health, 94 (6), 911-914.

White, S. (Ed) (2003). Participatory video: Images that transform and empower, (pp. 63-101). New Delhi: Sage Publications.

Author(s), Presenter(s): 
Tritz, J.
Year published or updated: 
2009