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'WAITING' Photography by young people affected by homelessness

PhotoVoice needs your helpOur project Waiting (working title), in partnership with young persons’ charity Fairbridge in Glasgow, aims at stabilising the lives of its young beneficiaries waiting to secure permanent accommodation to prevent their exposure or regression into drugs, alcohol or harmful and disruptive behaviour. The project is well under way and is currently providing concrete creative and life skills by training hostel-based young people in participatory photography, who will in turn be able to pass on their new-found skills to their peers.

PhotoVoice is fundraising for the £4,000 needed to produce and exhibit the images from the project Waiting.  It is crucial that as many people as possible see the participant's work and hear what they have to say so we can begin to build more understanding around the issues surrounding young people living in temporary accommodation, and hopefully make that step towards making a positive change for these vulnerable people.  Make a donation or contact kat@photovoice.org


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PhotoVoice Collection- LAUNCH

PhotoVoice is proud to present a selection of images taken by PhotoVoice-trained photographers for sale through the brand new PhotoVoice Collection. Representing an opportunity for project participants to share their photographs with a wider audience, and potentially a way to start earning money from their photography, the PhotoVoice Collection is available through a dedicated website – http://collection.photovoice.org – and through stock photo archive Alamy. 50% of PhotoVoice’s revenue from image sales goes to the photographer wherever possible, or is donated to a relevant charity or organisation.

PhotoVoice and CARE Images

PhotoVoice is delighted to announce a collaboration with specialist UK-based picture library Care Images. Care Images is showcasing a slideshow of photographs from PhotoVoice projects on its website, which offers images of care, community and disability for local authorities, NGOs and anyone seeking images to illustrate the care of vulnerable people. The slideshow will demonstrate the possibilities for self-representation by receivers of care services offered through PhotoVoice projects. A selection of photographs taken by disabled photographers trained through PhotoVoice projects will also be made available for sale through Care Images .

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10th Anniversary Box Set
10th anniversary collection

To mark this milestone, PhotoVoice has put together a collection of beautiful limited edition prints that celebrates the diversity of our projects over the past 10 years and illustrates the power of photography and how it can give a voice the chance to be heard.

50% of revenue from the prints sales is paid to the photographer, wherever possible.

Box set of 19 prints (C-Type 16” x 12”): £1500
Individual prints (C-type 16” x 12”): £125

For more information or to purchase a limited edition box set please contact kat@photovoice.org

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  PROJECT UPDATES  
 

See It Our Way - Albania, Armenia, Lebanon, Pakistan, Romania

In partnership with World Vision, PhotoVoice has run photo-advocacy workshops this autumn in Romania, Armenia, Albania, Lebanon and Pakistan. The resulting body of
work provides a revealing picture of the underlying causes and impact of the lucrative exploitation of children and adults.

Youth from the “See it our Way” (working title) project live in source, transit and destination communities for human trafficking across the Middle East, Eastern Europe. Photographs taken by these youths during photography workshops reveal ground-level issues from a unique, inside perspective of young people vulnerable to trafficking. The training has enabled these at-risk young people to consider the issues more carefully themselves, while playing an active role in informing and guiding peers in their communities who are also at risk of falling prey to traffickers. Their work is informing future prevention and campaign activities by local World Vision teams and partners.

Photos and stories by the young people are also being made available to the international media by citizen journalism site Demotix

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Images Of What Is Ours- Paraguay

For almost two decades young indigenous people from the Yakye Axa and Sawhoyamaxa communities have been struggling to reclaim the lands they inhabited for generations, and are now in the hands of private owners. Without access to their traditional lands, they are living in temporary homes with insufficient access to food and clean water.

Facilitator Ben Thomas trained community educators in photography, captioning, and editing of the images for campaigns. The photographic work is now complete: an exhibition at the Memory Museum in Asuncion, Paraguay, opened in November 2010 and the photographs are already being used by the community, Tierra Viva and Amnesty International in their global campaign. More information and project gallery
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Having Our Say - UK

In August 2009, The National Working Group for Sexually Exploited Children and Young People (NWG) approached us to develop a project supported by their members. Eight projects across England worked with a NWG project coordinator, and PhotoVoice facilitator,  Kyna Gourley,  to create the photographs that were shown to an invited audience for the first time in October 2010.

In a safe space, young people developed new skills which enabled them to reflect on and articulate their views, experiences and identity. The project was also an opportunity to develop peer support and make links between different NWG projects nationally. It has created a body of work (photographs and writing) which represents some of the participants’ key issues to a wider audience.

 

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  DATES FOR YOUR DIARY  
 

London Art Fair - Ticket Special Offer
19 – 23 January 2011 Business Design Centre, Islington N1

Now in its 23rd year, London Art Fair presents over one hundred galleries featuring great names of 20th Century British art and exceptional contemporary work from leading figures and emerging talent.
PhotoVoice will be exhibiting photographs by both PhotoVoice participants and professional work by supporting Photographers. We are stand M10 – next to Photo50.

London Art Fair is offering PhotoVoice subscribers two tickets for the price of one, when booked before 14th January*. The advance ticket price is £11 plus £1.50 booking fee. Call 08448 480 141 or book online at www.londonartfair.co.uk quoting LAF106. Do come and say hello.
* This offer may not be used in conjunction with any other promotion and is offered subject to availability.

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PhotoVoice Training Workshops - February 2011- BOOKING NOW

Three day workshop: Feb 14-16 2011 - For photographers, social change practitioners and other professionals interested in an overview of participatory photography methods and the key elements of designing, running and facilitating a participatory photography project. London E8

One day workshop: Feb 28 2011 - For people keen to gain an overview of the processes, principles and key elements of participatory photography methodology, with a focus on participation and facilitation. London E8

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Becoming a Friend is a great way to support PhotoVoice and keep up to date with our work, as well as contributing to the success of existing and new projects empowering marginalised and disadvantaged groups across the world.

Sign up a friend of yours for Christmas and they will receive exclusive discounts on PhotoVoice events and publications and receive regular updates as well as many more great offers.

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PhotoVoice Auction and Lecture Series 2010

On 23rd November 2010, Reuters hosted the Annual PhotoVoice Auction of Exceptional Photographs in Canary Wharf, London, which raised the considerable sum of £65K. 
Over 300 of the industry’s top photographers, gallerists, agents, and collectors gathered to bid on an incredible collection of prints, many works rarely on sale to the public. Guest auctioneer Jeffery Archer kicked off proceedings with a £5K sale of a print by Philip Jones Griffiths, who was a PhotoVoice patron until he passed away in 2008. Other significant lots under the hammer included Herb Ritts’ portrait of David Hockney and Larry Fink’s print of Harlem’s youths.

The success of the event has ensured that the charity can continue its planned programme of activity in 2011.

We would like to extend a huge thank you to all the donating photographers, our host Reuters, our sponsors Clifford Chance and the John Booth Charitable Foundation, volunteers who made the evening possible and of course all who attended and bought prints.

We would also like to thank Sarah Moon and Ilona Suschitzky, Mary McCartney and Robin Derrick and Anastasia Taylor-Lind and Laura Noble and to all those who attended the lecture series this year. It was fascinating, varied and greatly inspiring. Watch this space for details of next years PhotoVoice lecture series.

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