Why use photographs in field research?

posted in: Concepts 0

Photo elicitation is a technique developed from the 1960s to encourage and stimulate information gathering through visual materials such as photographs, paintings, films and brochures. Particular attention is given to the description and interpretation by respondents of the visual representations, thus images play the role of vectors for reflection and analysis. Can using images in an interview help to elicit different types of information? The difference between combining texts and images in an interview rather than using only words relies … Read More

The power of participatory visual methods

posted in: Concepts 0

Giving a voice to people โ€“ visual communication has the ability to engage a wide cross-section of society directly. For example, visual posters can be displayed in public places and videos can be uploaded to social media. Going beyond writing โ€“ in many places, people cannot read and write well, so visual documentation of local issues means that people are able to express themselves more easily. In addition, using images can help to promote more relaxed and aware participation. This … Read More