Ethical Photography

Last Summer at Holot Residence
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21/02/2018 Deborah Strauss and Vitali Krivich share with us their participatory photography project at the Holot detention centre in Israel, working directly with refugees before they face deportation. In a few months Sudanese and Eritrean refugee seekers currently living in Israel will...
“What makes you happy?” – Participatory Photography with an indigenous group in Namibia
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08/02/2017 Attila Paksi, writes for PhotoVoice on his participatory photography project in Southern Africa. Indigenous communities share what happiness or well-being means to them. Happiness, or in a broader term well-being, can be defined as “the experience of joy and...
be artsy: Participatory Photography for Positive Social Change in West Nepal
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Kristy Davies, Projects Assistant at be artsy, an NGO supporting communities through the arts, writes for PhotoVoice on their participatory photography project in Nepal. Through their own photographs, girls and women share their thoughts on menstruation and the tradition of...
Participatory Photography and Invisible Illness: making the invisible, visible
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09/01/2018 Dr Susie Donnelly writes for PhotoVoice on her participatory photography project supporting people living with a chronic illness. These images aim to ensure that the patient voice is heard in the health care system.  You do not see the...
Look Beyond – using photovoice to break down barriers in mental health
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Dr Maria Quinlan, Sociologist at University College Dublin, writes for us on using photovoice to explore the complexities of mental health, and to challenge people to ‘Look Beyond’ the often negative labels associated with mental health difficulty. Maria is a PhotoVoice...
Laurence Aëgerter – Photographic Treatment ©
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Photographer Laurence Aëgerter aims to support people living with dementia through a new body of work. Commissioned by the Festival Images Nestlé Prize , Photographic Treatment © is an innovative addition to current dementia care.  A component of photography that has long been...
Through a Glass Darkly
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In response to exploitative photography of children, Robert Godden, Director of Campaigns and Communications at Rights Exposure and Jason Tanner, Founder of Human Rights for Journalism have put together a strong proposal for the use of images of vulnerable or abused...
The Western Gaze: On Photojournalism and Challenging Harmful Representations
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Tara Pixley, photojournalist and award winning writer shares her perspectives on the photography industry. The need for diversification and how she and other fantastic organisations are working to ensure that marginalised communities are representing themselves.   Documentary photography’s history is deeply imbricated...
Why is your English so good?
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Daniel Adams' collaborative photography project 'Why is your English So good' shines a light on racism in the UK and Ireland to provoke discussion and promote positive social change.  Being an international student in a foreign country can be challenging - language barriers,...
The Right to Remain Silent
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Stephen Mayes of the Tim Hetherington Trust talked with POULOMI BASU about recent controversies surrounding her most recent project A Ritual Of Exile: Blood Speaks. The project explores the social, emotional and even physical consequences of stigmatising women during menstruation,...