Here’s an update from our friends at the photography charity PhotoVoice, about the good work they’ve been doing, and opportunities for you to get involved…
Hello and welcome to the March Newsletter.
This month we have lots of news, including the renewal of our partnership with Leica, Stuart Higgins from Barnardo’s sharing his experiences on the ‘Having Our Say Too’ project, Alexander Mourant bringing us the third in a five-part series on his time with the RAW foundation as they journey through Africa, and Neeti Sharma from Save the Children gives her account of setting up a PhotoVoice project. As ever, please hit reply and share any thoughts that you have or why not follow us on Twitter @photovoice.
Leica UK Announces Support for PhotoVoice
Leica UK has made PhotoVoice its chosen charity for 2016, for the second year running. Last year, the partnership helped support our projects, creating a strong link between two organisations that share the belief that photography can help to promote positive social change.
Having Our Say Too – Sharing my Experiences
Stuart Higgins, project worker at Barnardo’s writes of his experiences on PhotoVoice's acclaimed ‘Having Our Say Too’ project. Stuart saw young people on the programme grow in their self confidence and in this emotive guest blog we see how young people affected by child sexual exploitation share their ideas and concerns.
Alexander Mourant – Ethiopia and Kenya
The third in a five-part series from Alexander Mourant on his experiences on RAW Foundation’s journey through Africa. As he travels from Ethiopia to Kenya, Alexander shares the truth behind landfill sites, the increase in plastic waste and the movement to raise awareness on the dangers of plastic.
Reinventing Child Participation Through PhotoVoice
Neeti Sharma, Media and Communications Coordinator at Save the Children writes about her experiences in designing a PhotoVoice project. She describes the journey of learning on a PhotoVoice training course and the opportunities participatory photography will bring to the Stop Diarrhoea Initiative in India.
Still Time to Enter the NCVO and PhotoVoice Charity Photography Competition!
The NCVO competition will close for entries on 18 March. Share with us the connection that charities make – from connections between people, to a cause, or an activity. The categories are as follows: photographs taken by staff and volunteers, beneficiaries, and professional photographers connected to a member organisation. You could win a year’s free PhotoVoice membership, free entry to NCVO’s annual conference and £250 print credit.
With the March training sold out, a further training will be held on June 1 – 3, 2016.
Featured image: Last month's PhotoVoice training in India – (c) Tom Elkins 2016|PhotoVoice.
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