How to avoid getting just positive stories through Photo voice tool? This was a query at a session on tool photo voice session at Australasian Evaluation Community Conference which attended today on 8th Sep 2015
We learned on application and utility of photovoice for evaluation of a program for differently abled people. Natalie Seed the presenter noted, “The participants found it a very empowering process as they have also been told about their limitations due to disability. Whereas here they were asked to collect photos…was based on what they could do.”
One critical question raised after the presentation was how to get both positive as well as negative feedback. Participants felt that people tend to depict positive stories. One participant said that in her work with children with special needs one has to be cautious in getting negative stories as it can be disturbing for the children. Another participant shared her experience on how she addressed the challenge of getting pictures on what is not working. She was working with children. They provided children certain themes to collect photos on for example struggle, conflict et. After the children collected photos there was a FGD and then the children also prepared posters based on these discussions.
What is your experience? I would like to learn from you. Thanks!
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