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mothercareUsing Photovoice methodology, individual workers’ voices will be heard by their peers, management and a wider audience.

The photographs produced in the process help to create a sense of community in the factory, and create a better understanding about workers’ experiences and needs.


 Why Photography?

  • The power of the still image to communicate and leave a lasting impression
  • The power of photography to shed light on and raise awareness of important issues
  • Photography reduces barriers of communication
  • Learning to communicate through photography amplifies one’s voice and builds confidence
  • The fun and magic of photography
  • The low cost nature and accessibility of photography to all ages, cultures and skill sets
  • The increasing technical and digital access to photography worldwide
  • And more…

What is PhotoVoice?squaringup

It is a methodology deployed around the world to create a world in which no one is denied the opportunity to speak out and be heard.

What is the origin of the methodology?

Photovoice was originally developed in China in 1992 by Caroline C. Wang of the University of Michigan and Mary Ann Burris, Program Officer for Women’s Health at the Ford Foundation. Photovoice operates within a field commonly referred to as ‘participatory photography’ - a methodology with roots in the community photography scene.

Has Photovoice been used in China?

Photovoice was created in China in 1992 as a way to enable rural women of Yunnan Province, China, to influence the policies and programs that affected them. Since then, there have been dozens of Photovoice projects employing the Photovoice methodology in China and thousands of other projects around the world.




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