PhotoVoice showcases projects at Photofusion Gallery

Watching a project come to completion is a very exciting time. Participants make their image selection, sign consent forms (or don’t if they don’t want their images to be used) and we are able to share their work with a wider audience.

To showcase some of those successes and celebrate our participants work, we recently exhibited three projects at the Photofusion gallery space in Brixton. The projects that we exhibited were:

Picturing Progress – Food Security & Livelihoods

Fourteen community members in Lower Gweru, Zimbabwe use photography to evaluate the British Red Cross “Food Security and Livelihoods” programme. Through their images, we are given an insight into what worked well and how the programme could be developed.

Find out more about the project here: https://photovoice.org/photovoice-fieldwork-zimbabwe-diary/

Picturing Rights – Community Voices Kachin State 

Following the 2015 national elections and the introduction of a new constitution in 2008, Myanmar continues to undergo a period of transition towards democracy after decades of military rule and ethnic conflict.

Sadly, women remain marginalized from local decision making and policy debate around land issues. PhotoVoice ran community workshops with 24 participants who will be beneficiaries of the Trócaire ‘Resource Rights and Women’s Empowerment’ programme. Their images explore land access and resource rights and the role of women in these issues.

Having Our Say 3

Young people affected by sexual exploitation share their thoughts, perspectives and experiences through digital stories. The project was recently exhibited at Sotheby’s and their photographs have fed into a new resource to be used by industry professionals and practitioners. The resource uses the digital stories to help inspire group activities and discussions that will help other young people to identify warning signs and understand relationships better.

Find out more about the project here: https://photovoice.org/hos3/

We were delighted to see PhotoVoice friends and supporters at the private view and we hope that you enjoyed the exhibition.

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