Using Photovoice & Participatory Video with Youth. Julie Tritz CYFAR Conference Baltimore, MD May 21, 2009. Workshop Overview. Photovoice & Participatory Video Background and history Methodology Practical considerations. Common Ground Stem from documentary productions
May 21, 2009
Stem from documentary productions
Participatory in nature
Collective investigation, education and action
Participants behind the camera
Power of images
‘Western’ vs. ‘Developing’ contextsBackground:Photovoice & Participatory Video
Implemented both methods over 2 years
Delivery mode: day camp
Two high school youth groups and one adult group
Two facilitatorsOverview of Project
enables people to define for
themselves and others,
including policy makers,
what is worth remembering and
what needs to be changed.
important to us. Many
times adults do not
understand this. We
understand there are
times when we cannot
use them and that
they are a privilege
but we also
want people to respect
problem for us living
in a rural area. The bus
is ok but it doesn’t run
often nor is it on time.
The train is the same. We
love where we live but
getting around to do
things is difficult
without a car.
Bring in favorite photo/ short family video
Tools to Develop Themes/ Topic
Community Mapping Exercise
Neighborhood/ Suburb/ Town/ County
Discuss strengths/ weaknesses
Interview one another with set questions
Other activities for camp setting
Using anything but themselves
A fieldtrip to a local photographic exhibitionUseful Tools
Limited number of photographs
Low cost/ time consuming
Anticipation of ‘waiting’
Mini DV camera
Extra batteries if no electrical outlet
Flipchart paper for Storyboard
Rain location, if outsideWhat Type of Equipment to Use?
Adobe Photoshop or other editing program
Facilitate a paper edit
View footage and group decides what to keep/ delete
Chooses background music and other graphics
Once off project, a pilot project or long-term
Spent $1,000 on four digital cameras with memory sticks
Area business - sponsor a camera
Rented video equipment
Flip chart paper, paper, pens, construction paper, notebooks
Recording tapes, DVDs, extra batteries
Exhibition & Screenings
Size of exhibition/ length of video
Spent $1,000 for 50 photographs – foam mounted
Copies of DVDs
What to charge participants?
Adobe Youth VoicesFunding
“Picture This: A Snapshot of Health in California”courtesy ofwww.photovoice.com
Itmay not look like they serve great food here, but they do.
You can come here and see the same old faces. It is a community spot where people get together and respect each other.
going there. There are bottles and trash. The signs went up last summer, supposedly the city has no more money to take care of the park.
mother and her little boy got killed. This is a major highway here and the city is too cheap to make it two lanes each way. Someone died here because someone won't fix the road.