PhotoVoice’s vision is for a world in which everybody has the opportunity to represent themselves and tell their own story
Our mission is promote the ethical use of photography for positive social change, through delivering innovative participatory photography projects. By working in partnership with organisations, communities, and individuals worldwide, we will build the skills and capacity of underrepresented or at risk communities, creating new tools of self-advocacy and communication.
Photography is a highly flexible tool that crosses cultural and linguistic barriers, and can be adapted to all abilities. Its power lies in its dual role as both art form and way to record facts.
It provides an accessible way to describe realities, communicate perspectives, and raise awareness of social and global issues.
Its low cost and ease of dissemination encourages sharing and increases the potential to generate dialogue and discussion.
Working in partnerships with other charities, NGOs and community organisations, PhotoVoice designs and delivers tailor-made participatory photography, digital storytelling and self-advocacy projects for socially excluded groups.
Our pioneering and award winning approach brings together arts, media, development, campaigning, and social change to deliver projects that enable voice, build skills, deliver advocacy and work towards sustainable change.
We ensure that we:
We undertake our activities in line with our Statement of Ethical Practice.
PhotoVoice works in the UK and internationally with individuals, local communities, and partner organisations.
Please visit our Projects Page for more information about where we have worked.