The course covers

  • What is participatory photography?
  • Photography as a participatory medium
  • Visual literacy
  • Workshop and project design practicalities
  • Facilitation skills
  • Ethics, informed consent and copyright
  • Understanding and working with risk
  • Creating a safe space
  • Working with text
  • Participatory editing

PhotoVoice's acclaimed 3-day Training

Drawing upon PhotoVoice’s award winning expertise gained from running participatory photography projects with excluded communities around the world, we run a public training programme for practitioners who would like to learn more about the practicalities and ethics in running participatory photography projects. Our experienced trainers deliver fast paced, participatory workshops that create a forum for questions and discussions within the field.

Course overview

The 3-day course provides a comprehensive introduction to understanding, designing, managing and facilitating a participatory photography project. The course covers key aspects of participatory photography including practicalities, methodologies, ethics, participatory tools, facilitation and participatory frameworks.

The course is suitable for a wide range of participants interested in social change and photography or digital media including: photographers, visual practitioners, voluntary sector and NGO staff, campaigners, statutory sector workers, researchers and academics.

Bespoke Training

We also design and run bespoke training courses, so if you want to incorporate participatory photography into your work, we can train your staff team to have an understanding of the practical and ethical principles of the methodology.

Great balance between theory and practical exercises.

I was exhausted by the end – but it was fab!

Really enjoyable – best training I’ve been on in ages. Very well structured and rich with transferable ideas.


new skills, knowledge, tools, confidence and resources for initiating and carrying out a participatory project

Next Training Dates:

June 2016


Photofusion, Brixton, London

July 2016


The Foundry, The Oval, London

September 2016

21 - 23 September, 2016

The Foundry, The Oval, London

Members Rate


Available only to PhotoVoice members



Available to non-members and those registering through an organisation

Terms and Conditions

Only three discounted places per course are available. Courses will contain a maximum of twelve participants.

PhotoVoice reserves the right to cancel courses and change workshop dates at any time without liability; in this event you can transfer your booking to another date or receive a full refund of the fee paid. PhotoVoice cannot refund any travel or accommodation expenses. 

If you have to cancel your place but have found someone to replace you no fee will be charged.

If you wish to transfer to another date no charge will apply up to 2 weeks prior to that date. For transfer made within two weeks of the date there will be an additional fee of 25% payable.  Please note: if you transfer your place you cannot receive a refund if you cancel the new date.

The following charges will apply if you wish to cancel :

  • Up to 4 weeks prior to the event – 25%
  • 4 -1 weeks prior to the event – 50%
  • 1 week 100%
  • Non attendance on the day – 100%

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