Beyond the Shadows of Stigma


 

This 8-minute online video poignantly captures the essence of the Photovoice experience through interviews with Photovoice participants and through highlights of the works they created.

Photovoice is an empowering tool that has been used in a variety of settings and among different constituencies, including communities of people with psychiatric disabilities. Photovoice puts cameras in the hands of individuals and asks them to produce statements made up of pictures and words that communicate their experience. This empowering tool enables people at the grassroots level without access to decision-makers to represent and define issues of concern, areas of strength, and targets for change—all of which are routinely defined by health specialists, policy makers, or professionals.