Attention: Faculty, Academic Staff, and Graduate Students

Friday, October 27, 2017 and Friday, November 3, 2017
103 Kellogg Center
8:30 a.m. check-in, networking, light breakfast
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. workshop

Register - Session 1, October 27

Register - Session 2, November 3

PhotoVoice is a participatory action research method, particularly powerful for traditionally marginalized groups, including youth. PhotoVoice participants explore important community questions through imagery and their stories about their photos. Through cycles of photography, writing, reflection, and storytelling, participants articulate their own views, identify common themes, hold critical dialogues, and foster change in their communities.
Based on feedback from last year’s participants, we have expanded this PhotoVoice workshop into a two-part workshop. Workshop participants should plan to attend both Session I on October 27 and Session II on November 3. 
During Session I, workshop participants will come away with an understanding of PhotoVoice’s theoretical underpinnings, when to use this method (and when not to), typical steps in the PhotoVoice process, and guidelines for taking photos.
In between the sessions, participants will be expected to take photos that illustrate their experience and upload those photos into the designated online folder by Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017.
During Session II, workshop participants will participate in cycles of reflective writing and storytelling, discuss ethical and logistical considerations for PhotoVoice, learn about multiple public displays of PhotoVoice, and understand options for publishing PhotoVoice in scholarly journals.
PhotoVoice workshop presenters include:
  • Trixie Smith, The Writing Center, Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
  • Dianna Baldwin, The Writing Center
  • Makena Schultz, The Graduate School
  • Diane M. Doberneck, University Outreach and Engagement


Sponsored by: University Outreach and Engagement, MSU Extension, Academic Advancement Network, The Graduate School