Come September, The Winnipeg Boldness Project will begin a new section of our research and we’re looking for community members to directly participate in this activity.
The name of the activity is PhotoVoice. In short, this is the practice of storytelling through photography. Cameras are distributed to community members for a predetermined amount of time, during which they will take photos of their community and surroundings. Each photograph taken is accompanied by a written caption or story as provided by the photographer, which results in a very impactful and visual narrative.
At the end of this process we will be holding an exhibit for public viewing where we showcase the photographs taken, in order to celebrate the accomplishments of the artists. All submissions will also contribute to the Winnipeg Boldness Project community action research process and help to shape our overall strategy.
We are currently recruiting approximately 30 community members to participate in three separate PhotoVoice activities to take place in 2-week increments over a period of six weeks. The first group will begin on September 9, with additional groups to start on September 23, and October 7, 2014. Participants must dedicate approximately 8 – 10 hours of their time to this project and will be given a gift for participation at the end of the two-week period.
No previous experience with a camera is needed, as we will provide an orientation at the beginning of each two-week session. Children and youth can participate but we ask that the children be no younger than 4 years of age and that they have a parent or guardian participating alongside the child.
This is a powerful opportunity to share your story, your experiences and your vision through photography for a community that supports successful and healthy children and families!
If you are interested in participating in the Winnipeg Boldness Project PhotoVoice activity then please contact our research manager, Gladys Rowe at firstname.lastname@example.org or (204) 790-BOLD (2653).