Institutional Training

Introductory and comprehensive training in participatory photography

PhotoVoice Training for Institutions, Organisations, and NGOs

PhotoVoice can provide training courses within institutions and organisations worldwide, delivered either in-person or online. Using our standard curriculum, the 1-day or 3-day training course will cover a variety of practical topics related to the key concepts of participatory photography, including ethics, visual literacy, working with cameras, and designing your own participatory project.

Courses are available for up to 12 attendees in-person, held at a venue of your choice and up to 10 attendees for online courses. Please note that for in person training the commissioning institution is responsible for securing a suitable venue, including where possible AV equipment (projector and screen).

Available Courses

Basic Introduction to Participatory Photography

This 1 day in-person (two days online) course covers:

  • Photography for participation
  • Visual literacy
  • Photo elicitation
  • Using the cameras
  • Working with text
  • Risk, copyright, and informed consent

Please note that the 1-day curriculum is intended to be an introduction to key concepts related to participatory photography. We don’t recommend delivering projects or activities on the basis of the 1-day curriculum.

Comprehensive Introduction to Planning a Participatory Photography Project

This 3 day in-person (five days online) course covers:

  • What is participatory photography?
  • Photography as a tool for participation
  • Visual literacy
  • Photo elicitation
  • Using the cameras
  • Power dynamics and addressing bias
  • Workshop and project design planning and practicalities
  • Facilitation skills
  • Ethics, informed consent and copyright
  • Understanding and working with risk
  • Creating a safe space
  • Working with text
  • Participatory editing
  • Creating outputs

Pricing

1-day training (In person or Online)

Standard rate: £2250

This is a fixed price is for the delivery of the whole course. For in-person delivery, all travel and subsistence rates will be in addition to the above training fee.

Online training is delivered via our learning platform PhotoVoice CONNECT, and split into two sessions of 3.5 hours, which are run over two consecutive days. Some self-guided learning elements are also incorporated into the course. 

3-day training (In person or Online)

Standard rate: £6000

This is a fixed price is for the delivery of the whole course. For in-person delivery, all travel and subsistence rates will be in addition to the training fee above.

The online training is delivered via our learning platform PhotoVoice CONNECT over five days, which includes three 3.5 hour long live sessions and independent learning sessions which includes videos, reading and reflective assignments. 

Feedback

"Safe space fostered, wonderful sense of connection, so interactive, collective sense of pride."

1 Day Training, Glasgow, September 2022

"I enjoyed the balance of information and activities. It kept the energy up for what could have been a long day. It was great to try out the method ourselves from the perspective of a participant."

1 Day Training, Manchester, November 2022

"Really insightful, very interested in the consent (legal, ethical, informed) - very important to consider to protect the participant."

1 Day Training, Limerick, November 2023

"I remain so impressed by the way you facilitated the course – and managed all of us and our emotions! – so professionally and carefully and with such humour and sensitivity. Whenever I have done anything approaching this (I used to be a trainer in a hospice) over three days, I worked as a part of a team with a co-facilitator – you had responsibility for everything and everyone – you must have been exhausted when you dragged yourself off to that train on the last day! Thank you!"

3 Days Training - University of Goucestershire, August 2023

"[I most enjoyed the] shared values of facilitator and organisation to my own. Focus on participants rights and wellbeing. Learned a new approach to lived experience engagement. "

1 Day Training, Glasgow, June 2022

"I enjoyed wrestling with the ethical concerns. I enjoyed being challenged by considerations of how text can be used - has to be used - to support participant's intentions."

3 Days Training, London, July 2023

"I enjoyed the interactive elements as it made clear how participants would experience a workshop, which is extremely valuable as a researcher."

1 Day Training, Limerick, November 2023

"I felt you expertly guided us over the first few days to build relationships with one another, it was subtle but nevertheless very effective. Without that I think I would have found the last day quite difficult, instead I highly appreciated the way you challenged us, and made us think more about our own experiences versus those of the people we’ll work alongside in our research. Most of my 'lightbulb' moments came on that last day."

3 Days Training, London, July 2023

"Great facilitation and delivery from PhotoVoice. Straightforward, concise and professional. Makes it all look so easy! Thanks!"

1 Day Training, Glasgow, June 2022

"Keep on doing what you're doing. V good value for money. I could not have afforded more so really appreciate the modest price... Thank you for doing what you're doing. its great! :-)"

3 Days Training, London, February 2023

This was a really wonderful 3 days of a superbly planned and delivered course.

3 Days Training, London, July 2023

Evaluation Summaries

1 Day Courses
  • The course met my objectives: 95% agree or strongly agree
  • I would recommend this course: 100% agree or strongly agree
  • I feel I understand the basic principles of participatory photography: 96% agree or strongly agree
  • The training content met my expectations: 100% agree or strongly agree

Ratings (out of 5):

  • The facilitator: 4.95
  • The workshop content: 4.81
  • The workshop length: 4.58
  • The workshop materials: 4.85
3 Day Courses
  • The course met my objectives: 100% agreed or strongly agreed
  • I would recommend this course: 100% agreed or strongly agreed
  • I feel confident in my ability to run participatory photography workshops: 89% agreed or strongly agreed
  • The training content met my expectations: 100% agreed or strongly agreed

Ratings (out of 5):

  • The facilitator: 5
  • The workshop content: 5
  • The workshop length: 4.5
  • The workshop materials: 4.94

Institutional Training Enquiry Form

If you would like to enquire about PhotoVoice delivering a course within your institution or organisation, please complete the below form:


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