PhotoVoice

PhotoVoice

Putting cameras in the hands of disadvantaged and marginalised peoples and groups here in the UK and overseas, and allowing to tell their story from their own point of view. The images and texts are used in exhibitions, leaflets and practitioners' manuals to help change minds and attitudes.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2011 to 4:00 PM, 22 December 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1096598)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£10,000

Amount raised

£2,810

Donations

11

    Category

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy

    Helping

Location

  • PhotoVoice's work - high quality, challenging and life affirming.

    — David Cutler

  • PhotoVoice was at the top of our list and they have not disappointed

    — Maia Woodward, World Vision

  • PhotoVoice gave me the chance to share the beautiful things that exist in my imagination. It was the happiest thing for me

    — Ma Tao, Sights Unseen, China 2009

  • PhotoVoice's work - high quality, challenging and life affirming.

    — David Cutler

  • PhotoVoice was at the top of our list and they have not disappointed

    — Maia Woodward, World Vision

  • PhotoVoice gave me the chance to share the beautiful things that exist in my imagination. It was the happiest thing for me

    — Ma Tao, Sights Unseen, China 2009

Situation

The fact that many disadvantaged people are portrayed in the media in a hackneyed and cliched way. This perpetuates myth and prejudice and, in the long run, makes it more difficult for such people to improve their lives. Also, some of our projects have a therapeutic benefit for participants.

Solution

Our projects cannot SOLVE the problem but they can contribute towards a change in public attitudes and help to connect the marginalised with the majority. We do this primarily through exhibiting participants' work traditionally or through new media and creating tools for partner organisations to campaign on behalf of their own beneficiaries.