Consultancy and Commissions
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, Red Cross, Save the Children, Frontline AIDS, Christian Aid and many more.
How we work
PhotoVoice can work in partnership to design and deliver participatory workshops anywhere in the world. Our methodology can be applied to:
- Community engagement in programmes
- Monitoring and evaluation
- Advocacy and campaigns
- Skills building for community-based organisations
PhotoVoice’s activities are guided by its Statement of Ethical Practice.
Blesma, The Limbless Veterans
British Red Cross
The Overseas Development Institute
PhotoVoice has more than a 15 years of experience in working all over the world with underrepresented or issue affected communities. We have helped to develop the skills and equipment needed to use digital photography as a tool of communication. We have then developed programmes and systems which allow these unique images and stories to reach the people who can bring about change.
By providing expertise in the practical and ethical use of photography, we have facilitated productive, positive, and constructive dialogue between organisations, their beneficiaries, and other stakeholders. This increases the effectiveness, responsiveness and relevance of programmes, can help identify new opportunities and priorities, and provides valuable evidence from the field to help organisations communicate the impact of their work.
Photography is a highly flexible tool that crosses cultural and linguistic barriers, and can be adapted to all abilities. It can effectively and powerfully communicate perspectives to other stakeholders and decision-makers, which can be directly linked to informed, appropriate change. The PhotoVoice process provides participants with increased skills in photography, visual literacy and self-advocacy, building increased confidence in voicing opinions and perspectives in an articulate way.
Being a visual medium, photography doesn’t just ‘tell’ about its subject but also ‘shows’ it. A photograph is an incredibly versatile format for sharing information about projects. Within workshops the photos can be displayed and discussed as soon as they are taken, encouraging valuable group debate and dialogue. After the workshops, photos can be shared electronically across the world in seconds via the internet, or displayed in places with no electricity by being printed for exhibitions, or reproduced in postcards, leaflets or books. This ensures that the voices and perspectives of the participants can reach whoever needs to see them. PhotoVoice has expertise in creating context-appropriate exhibitions in a huge variety of challenging environments.
Please note that PhotoVoice has a small core team who are often away on fieldwork. We will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible.