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Photovoice is a method of participative, qualitative research in which people are invited to represent and reflect on their own experiences and perspectives through photographs which they produce themselves. Images are highly present in everyday life, as a medium of social interaction and commentary, and now widely taken up in the field of social and educational research. As a visual approach, photovoice is broadly accessible and interactive. Used to photography in everyday life, children and young people come easily to photovoice as method.

As with all research methods, the methodology in which photovoice is situated is crucial to the outcomes. In the context of critical research, for example, images offer a focus with which to reflect the issues of identity, representation, participation, and power that ...

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