Attention: Faculty, Academic Staff, and Graduate Students

Friday, March 31, 2017
62 Kellogg Center
8:30 a.m. registration, breakfast, and networking
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. workshop


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 the 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.

Workshop participants will come away with an understanding of PhotoVoice’s theoretical underpinnings, when to use this method (and when not to use it), steps in the PhotoVoice process, ethical and logistical considerations, and ideas for displaying and publishing PhotoVoice studies. Examples come from youth development, K-12 education, and community psychology.

Presenters include:

  • Trixie Smith, Writing, Rhetoric, and American Culture, The Writing Center
  • Dianna Baldwin, The Writing Center
  • Makena Schultz, MSU Extension
  • Diane M. Doberneck, University Outreach and Engagement

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