Commissions and Consultancy

Commission PhotoVoice to provide consultancy or project delivery services.

PhotoVoice can be commissioned to design and deliver activities and projects worldwide

PhotoVoice has designed and delivered participatory photography projects on behalf of organisations all over the world, covering a variety of different topics, issues, and types of engagement.

Drawing from PhotoVoice’s award-winning expertise and extensive experience, we have delivered projects for organisations including the Overseas Development Institute, British Red Cross, Save the Children, Frontline AIDS, Christian Aid and many more.

We’ve also worked in partnership with a range of academic institutions and universities.

PhotoVoice’s methodology can be applied to a variety of programmes, including: 

  • Community engagement in programmes
  • Consultation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Communications
  • Campaigns and advocacy
  • Research
  • Skills building for community-based organisations
  • Co-produced resource development

PhotoVoice’s activities are guided by its Statement of Ethical Practice.

Types of project and activity

PhotoVoice can design and deliver custom programmes, which include: 

 

Full programme delivery
  • Developing a complete programme of participatory photography, using our extensive experience, and based on our categories of activity.
  • This would include project design, workshop planning and delivery, procurement of cameras, evaluation and report, and exhibition.
  • Such activities can be run as weekly sessions (if based in the UK) or over a specific period of international delivery. 
  • Projects can have multiple points of engagement, spanning months or even years. 
Training and on-going support
  • Capacity building for local staff to implement their own participatory photography programmes, with remote support from PhotoVoice.
  • Accompanied by PhotoVoice’s acclaimed training courses, these projects can help embed required skills and considerations to local organisations, with PhotoVoice able to provide ongoing support during any period of delivery. 
  • PhotoVoice can co-facilitate workshops in partnership, with many organisations requesting a bespoke training course, and follow up consultancy sessions for delivery.
Ad-hoc or activity specific support
  • Support for specific activities or projects based on key aspects of our methodology. 
  • This can include consultancy on workshop design, ethical consent, exhibition, curation or others.

Why Work with PhotoVoice?

PhotoVoice has nearly 25 years experience in working all over the world with underrepresented or issue affected communities. We have developed unique approaches which help to develop the skills and confidence needed to use photography as a tool of communication.

We have developed programmes and systems which facilitate images and stories to reach the people who need to hear them.

By providing expertise in the practical and ethical use of photography, alongside a robust understanding of community engagement methods, we have facilitated productive, positive, and constructive dialogue between organisations, their beneficiaries, and other stakeholders.

This has increased the effectiveness, responsiveness and relevance of programmes, helped identify new opportunities and priorities, and provided valuable evidence based on lived-experience to help organisations communicate the impact of their work.

We have tiered day-rates based on the income levels of organisations commissioning us, to ensure that we are able to work in partnership with a range of organisations.

Testimonials

"PhotoVoice have designed a course for us to help our Members not only establish a their photography but also find their ’voice’ through their pictures. The feedback has been incredible, they have been able to work with a multitude of levels in one class to give every Member more tools for their photography tool box."

Blesma, The Limbless Veterans

"Working with engaged professionals at PhotoVoice has been a satisfying process of mutual learning and trust. The quality of their work is beyond expectations and the flexibility and adaptability to the needs and requests both during planning process and reporting phase is remarkable."

British Red Cross

"The photographs produced by participants are of a very high standard – attracting the attention of national media – and several researchers across the Institute have remarked on the extent to which the project, far from just being useful from a ‘communications’ perspective, has served to triangulate their research findings and shown them the potential of such innovative research methods as participatory photography."

The Overseas Development Institute

"Working with PhotoVoice has been an absolute pleasure over the last year. Our aim was to tell the stories of some of our beneficiaries through their eyes, rather than telling the stories for them, as so often happens. The results have been fantastic, both from our point of view in London and for the participants themselves.

All in all, first rate work and a unique, stand-out approach to communicating the voices of those that are often left unheard."

Christian Aid

"We worked with PhotoVoice to develop the plan for six participatory photography workshops and deliver three of these workshops with us. This was part of a project working with parents living on a low-income to explore their experiences providing food for their family in the cost-of-living crisis. PhotoVoice's input into developing the curriculum was hugely valuable; they worked with us to reflect on what worked and what didn’t work each week and brought their extensive experience in participatory settings to help ensure our plan for the subsequent week responded to the specific strengths, needs and power dynamics within our group."

City, University of London

"PhotoVoice's workshops have shown to be an effective way of supporting people to tell their story. As members of the working group, bring involved with this project has been exciting, eye-opening and humbling.

The participants brought an openness to this method and their enthusiasm was sustained throughout an intensive ten days of work."

HSE

Further Information

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We provide a range of training courses in participatory photography and community engagement.

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