“Picture This”: The PhotoChangers Use Photography to Tell People about Issues Important to their Lives

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We used photography to tell people about what is important in our lives.

 

A circle enclosed a magnifying glass. Inside the glass are people pointing to a table together

 

We worked as co-researchers with Ann Fudge Schormans.

 

a photograph of two people with their arms around each other giving the thumbs up

 

Co-researchers are labelled people who work with researchers from universities.

 

photograph of a man with a camera. an arrow from the camera points to three empty boxes.

 

We also worked with a photographer.

 

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We used 3 different type of photography.

 

a man with a speech bubble coming from his mouth

 

We used photo-voice.

 

People around a table

 

Photo-voice means we took photographs of what is important in our lives and then together we interpreted them.

 

man with a camera

 

We used photo-documentary.

 

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Photo-documentary means that we took photographs that documented events in our day to day lives.

 

a photograph of a woman with her arm spread out next to a theatre mask

 

We used photo-theatre.

 

a group of people around a table with a large magnifying glass superimposed on the table

 

Photo-theatre means we took photographs about a topic and then we re-made the images.

 

a man taking a photograph using a tripod

 

We took photographs that show people our experiences and opinions.

 

a red stop sign with three people inside

 

We want to show people how we see barriers to parenting.

 

a photograph of a man with holding out his empty pocket

 

We want to show how we view being poor and being unemployed.

 

a man and a woman holding each other

 

We want to show what we think about relationships and sexuality.

 

a photograph of a group of people who are holding each other

 

We want to use photography to show belonging.

 

a photograph of a woman with her arm spread out next to a theatre mask

 

We acted out and photographed our experiences as labelled people.

 

Photograph of a pregnant woman's belly.

 

We tell stories about adoption and about how we are not allowed to be parents.

 

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We show how having a disability means you have no money.

 

a large red X

 

Not having money means you can’t afford to have a baby.

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