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Photovoice Remix

Come engage in discussion about photovoice with local experts and practitioners!

Photovoice is a “community-based participatory action research method designed to uncover the root causes of community problems” (Strack, Lovelace, Jordan, & Holmes, 2010, p. 629). Photovoice invites people to take photos of their community that represent an issue or focus, select strong photos, and write captions for them (Massengale, Strack, Orsini, & Herget, 2016). The ideal aim of Photovoice is to hold public presentations/exhibits and advocate to community leaders to address issues of concern.  Learn more about photovoice with this brief summary.

At this Photovoice Remix event, small group discussion topics will range from photovoice 101, to pedagogical application, to advancing the methodology. Anyone is welcome to attend (community members, students, faculty, staff, administrators, etc.). Lunch will be provided at noon! Please RSVP.

The event will take place on Friday, October 4th 12:00 p.m.-3:00p.m. at UNC Greensboro in the Elliott University Center, Kirkland room.

This session is part of the Community Engagement Speaker Series co-sponsored by the Institute for Community and Economic Engagement and the Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement.

Photovoice Resources

Photovoice theoretical/planning/tool development

Strack, RW, Lovelace, K., Jordan, T., & Holmes, A.  (2010). “Framing Photovoice Using a Social-Ecological Logic Model as a Guide.” Health Promotion Practice. September 2010; Vol. 11 (5), 629-636. (DOI: 10.1177/1524839909355519)

Strack, R. W., Orsini, M. M., Fearnow-Kenney, M., Herget, J., Milroy, J. J., & Wyrick, D. L. (July 06, 2015). Developing a Web-Based Tool Using Information and Communication Technologies to Expand the Reach and Impact of Photovoice. American Journal of Health Education, 46, 4, 192-195. PMC5026412; NIHMS747353


Photovoice application/pedagogy/campus applications

Strack. R.W., Aronson, R., Pulliam, R.M., Seitz, C., Orsini, M. (In Press-Mid 2018). Looking Through the Lens of Black Males on a Predominantly White Campus: Using Photovoice to Uncover Issues and Advocate Change. Journal of College Student Development.

Seitz, C.M., Strack, R.W., Rice, R., Moore, E., DuVall, T, & Wyrick, D.L.  (2012).  Using the Photovoice method to advocate for change to a campus smoking policy. Journal of American College Health. 60(7): 537-540.

Seitz, C.M., Reese, R.F., Strack, R.W., Frantz, S., West, B., (2014). Identifying and improving green spaces on a college campus: A photovoice study. Ecopsychology; , 6(2), 98-108, DOI: 10.1089/eco.2013.0103. June.

Massengale, KEC., Strack, R., Orsini, M. & Herget, J. (2016). Photovoice as pedagogy for authentic learning: Empowering undergraduate students to increase community awareness about issues related to the impact of low-income on health. Pedagogy in Health Promotion, Vol 2(2), 117-126.

Photo credit: Francesco Ungaro