Photovoice Community Project

 

March – April, 2020 – Postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Photovoice Aruba – Visual Voices

Overall Aim: To enable identified individuals living with past or present daily personal, social and / or emotional challenges, to express their experiences through the use of photography and accompanying narratives.

Purpose: The project, as its overriding mandate, will appreciate and respect the following:

YMCA San Nicolaas, Aruba: “…to help the youth develop self confidence, self respect, ro grow as responsible members of their families and society.”

Orthopedagogical Centre, Aruba: “…is specialized help aimed at the proper development (social and emotional) of the child, in the family and in society.

Casa Cuna Progreso Foundation, Aruba: “…is based on the idea that every child has the right to have security, love, attention, and structure…The family relationship between parents and children remains important.”

For more information on Photovoice Aruba: Visual Voices, please feel free to contact me at 902.210.4037 (WhatsApp) or at randy@randybullerwellphotography.com 

 

 

 

September – October, 2017

Time to Click – Photovoice The Gambia

Overall Aim: As encapsulated in Father Tony Pa Modou Solar Hub Charity’s  (FTPMSH) constitution – To respect the principles of human rights (with focus given to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) while reinforcing interventions in the fight against HIV  / AIDS and Gender Based Violence (GBV).

Purpose: In learning photographic skills, participants will develop the confidence to advocate for awareness and change by finding their voice as they ‘Speaking Out’ through their imagery.

For more information on Photovoice The Gambia please feel free to contact me at 902.210.4037 (WhatsApp) or at randy@randybullerwellphotography.com 

 

 

July – August, 2015

Time to Click – Photovoice Rancho, Aruba

Overall Aim: The project will seek to promote the culture and history of the Rancho community while participants explore the strengths of their narratives within a supportive and affirming context.

Purpose: Time to Click (Tempo pa Click) will give selected Rancho community members an opportunity to express the narratives of their lived experiences by participating in photography workshops to create images and accompanying narratives telling their stories.

For more information on Photovoice Rancho, Aruba please feel free to contact me at 902.210.4037 (WhatsApp) or at randy@randybullerwellphotography.com 

 

See below for a detailed description on the nature of PhotoVoice

 

PhotoVoice Community Projects (U.K. model)

PhotoVoice’s vision is for a world in which no one is denied the opportunity to speak out and be heard.

PhotoVoice’s mission is to build skills within disadvantaged and marginalized communities. To achieve this, we utilize innovative participatory photography and digital storytelling methods. These skills enable individuals to represent themselves and create tools for advocacy and communication. Through this, and through developing partnerships, we deliver positive social change.

What is PhotoVoice? (Participatory Photography)

PhotoVoice is a group analysis combining photography and grassroots social action, and is commonly used in the field of community development, public health and education. Participants are asked to represent their communities or express their points of view by photographing scenes that highlight identified themes. Common themes may include community concerns, community assets, or health barriers and facilitators. These photographs are collaboratively interpreted, and narratives can be developed that explain how the photographs highlight a particular theme. These narratives are used to better understand the community and help plan health or social programs that address community needs.

tierrasPhotoVoice is often used by marginalized groups to provide insight into how they conceptualize their circumstances and their hopes for the future. As a form of community consultation, PhotoVoice attempts to bring the perspectives of those “who lead lives that are totally different from those traditionally in control of the means of imaging the world” into the policy and decision making process (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photovoice)

For more information on a Photovoice project in your community please feel free to contact me at 902.210.4037 or at randy@randybullerwellphotography.com.