What We Do
PhotoVoice works with a broad methodology which is tailored to the needs of participants in each project. It is a methodology that builds on the power and potential of photography as a flexible and empowering tool that is at the same time accessible, therapeutic, influential and communicative.
PhotoVoice is one of the leading organisations working in the field of participatory photography with experience of running projects of differing scales in varying contexts. We have run more than 50 projects in 23 countries.
PhotoVoice runs a bursary scheme to support photographers trained through our projects to develop their skills and explore opportunities for work placements and further study. The scheme also supports practitioners looking to develop small-scale participatory photography projects in line with PhotoVoice’s philosophy and outlook.
PhotoVoice sells some of the striking images created by participants. The income helps support new work with as well as rewarding the photographers and projects involved.
Tim Rowan, a participant in UR in the Picture project with mental health service users in the UK (2009), has organised and run photography workshops with a group of 10 mental health service users in Hastings, UK.
Working in four Special Educational Needs (SEN) schools in the London Borough of Barnet, John McCafferty used his bursary to create an exciting body of work that explores the varied and complex learning disabilities faced by SEN students and challanges public perceptions towards these disabilities.