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Homeless
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Building on a previous project with Liverpool's International Photography Festival, Tony Mallon delivered photography workshops at homeless shelters and photographed their 'artificial homeliness'.  Building on my collaborative project, Home (part of LOOK/13, Liverpool’s International Photography Festival, 2013), Homeless moved beyond the human...
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Speaking truth to power
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Katy Harris 'Communications Manager at ODI' explores how participatory projects ensure that the aspirations, choices and voices of the underrepresented drive the development agenda forwards. This September, as the gavel came down on the new global development goals, policy-makers and...
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New skills, and finding inspiration
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Avlon, participant in the project 'Having Our Say 3', talks about her experiences of working on a PhotoVoice project. During the summer holidays I took part in an amazing group activity called PhotoVoice Having Our Say. It was an educational,...
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Conversations through photography
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Inspired by her involvement in a PhotoVoice project while working for Christian Aid, Zoe Wright developed her own participatory photography project in India.  Karattu Kovil is a small catholic village surrounded by mountains in the south of India. It is dry and...
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A thousand words on the photographs of Aylan Kurdi
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Guest blog by Russell Watkins, a PhotoVoice trustee and multimedia editor at the Department for International Development. It is truly extraordinary how the tragic photos of the death of the 3-year-old Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi have transformed the debate around refugees in...
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Whose story? Representing a charity’s work
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Gemma Taylor, Publishing Manager at the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, reflects on her experiences of documenting the impact of an international charity’s work, and representing the people involved with the charity’s work in supporting LGBT rights and health in Namibia. “It looks like a...
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Journey from Darkness to Light
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Partho Bhowmick is the founder of the ‘Blind with Camera’ project, which has trained hundreds of visually impaired photographers across India. Photographs emerging from the 'Blind with Camera' project have been showcased through inclusively designed exhibitions in India and abroad....
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The Universal Challenge
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Fred Rune Rahm, participant in a PhotoVoice training programme in Norway in December, describes the impact of the using participatory photography in designing new programmes. PhotoVoice was a new concept for us when we first heard about it at a conference in...
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Participatory photography with refugees from Syracuse
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24/12/2014 Rozlynn Jakes-Johnson took on a daunting task for her capstone project in the Central New York Master of Public Health program – coordinating a participatory photography project with eight refugees, only one of whom had ever used a camera....
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Unchosen – Voices from Modern Day Slavery
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14/12/2014 Chloe Grahame talks about her involvement with the Photovoice project ‘Voice of Freedom’, and a recent evening of talks, film screenings, and awareness raising which took place on the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. Modern slavery is...
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