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Health Educ Behav. 1997 Jun;24(3):369-87.

Photovoice: concept, methodology, and use for participatory needs assessment.

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  • 1Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor 48109-2029, USA. wangc@umich.edu

Abstract

Photovoice is a process by which people can identify, represent, and enhance their community through a specific photographic technique. As a practice based in the production of knowledge, photovoice has three main goals: (1) to enable people to record and reflect their community's strengths and concerns, (2) to promote critical dialogue and knowledge about important issues through large and small group discussion of photographs, and (3) to reach policymakers. Applying photovoice to public health promotion, the authors describe the methodology and analyze its value for participatory needs assessment. They discuss the development of the photovoice concept, advantages and disadvantages, key elements, participatory analysis, materials and resources, and implications for practice.

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