Careimages is delighted to present a gallery of images from PhotoVoice. Before entering the slideshow, please take a moment to read about their inspiring and original work. This UK-based charity works with disadvantaged and marginalised communities using participatory photography and digital storytelling methods. We will be commissioning shoots and articles for our blog from the charity's participants as well as showcasing some of their excellent work.
Working in partnership 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. PhotoVoice's vision is for a world in which no one is denied the opportunity to speak out and be heard.
Over the course of 10 years PhotoVoice has worked with numerous disability and mental health groups in the UK and internationally, training those accessing services or care to use photography to explore their lives, share their viewpoints and experiences, and in some to create work that seeks to change public perceptions or social practice. The images created by PhotoVoice participants, usually accompanied by explanatory captions written by the photographer that give a context for the chosen subject, show their lives and experiences as they wish them to be represented, and reveal their unique perspectives on issues important to them.
A selection of images from PhotoVoice projects are available for use by organisations and charities who wish to represent the direct voices of the groups they are seeking to benefit through their work. For information on the range of projects available contact email@example.com with details of your requirements. Alternatively, you may consider the value a PhotoVoice project could bring to your beneficiary group and the ways in which it could help you fulfil your charitable objectives. For more information about PhotoVoice's work, and to view images from relevant projects not necessarily available for commercial use, visit www.photovoice.org.
"Working alongside disabled young people, in partnership with PhotoVoice, is something I shall always remember, not just because it was a fantastic opportunity and experience for our young people, but also because of the message their work delivered around the barriers they face in society and the insight gained into their family lives."
Simon Berry, Managing Director (YP-in Project, KIDS)
"I was totally shocked at how a photograph in a person's hand would enable someone who finds public speaking impossible to stand in front of a group and speak confidently about their very personal fights with the illness that they have... PhotoVoice, in my opinion, has and can continue to make fundamental changes in people's lives."
Phillip Stone, Support Worker (United Response)