From Snapshot to Civic Action: A Photovoice Facilitator’s Manual

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Meredith C.F. Powers, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: This photovoice facilitator’s manual is a product developed to help research facilitators design and implement a comprehensive photovoice research project in collaboration with community stakeholders. Photovoice is a popular technique used for community-based participatory research (1). Photovoice uses a combination of photography and critical group discussions to engage participants as experts in the analysis of research topics and then use this knowledge for social action. This manual was developed after nine months of design and implementation of a photovoice project entitled “From Snapshot to Civic Action Photovoice Project,” which was conducted in Columbia, South Carolina during the summer and fall of 2010. This manual includes information on how to design, plan and implement a photovoice project, as well as helpful tips and resource documents that could be used as examples for other photovoice projects.

This manual is intended to be used by academic or community researchers attempting to utilizethe photovoice technique as a way to engage communities in community-based participatoryresearch. It was designed to help researchers think through all aspects of a photovoice project design to promote successful implementation. This manual is designed to be generalizable and applicable to any community setting or population with any research topic. Researchers will benefit from this manual’s thorough discussion of each step of a photovoice project from design and implementation to analysis and dissemination of findings. The potential audiences for this manual include academic as well as non-academic research facilitators who are new to the photovoice process, or those who have experience with photovoice but would like to refine their process.

Additional Information

Community-Engaged Scholarship for Health (CES4Health)
Language: English
Date: 2012
Photovoice, Facilitator’s Manual, Community-based Participatory Research

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