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PhotoVoice Newsletter

March 2017

“When we want to see change, it's us who should make it happen. Learning shall not be done only at school. Learn about everything with everyone, whenever, wherever. Never stop learning. If we are not making the change that we want, then who will?”

©Aini 2015 | PhotoVoice | Mampu | 'MAMPU' | Indonesia

Welcome to our March Newsletter!

This month we are pleased to announce the winner of our January photography competition and to launch our third competition which is inspired by last week's International Womens Day.

Lots of project news: The Having Our Say3 resource, developed to support those affected by sexual exploitation, nears completion as our Projects Manager, Becky Warnock begins trialling it with focus groups. Also, participants on the PhotoVoice project (Wo)manifestos for Positive Women which works with women living with HIV, share their thoughts and ideas.

In addition, we bring news of a collaboration with the World Photography Organisation as they take over our Instagram account and we share their upcoming exhibition at Somerset House, while past PhotoVoice participant Tanvir Bush takes part in our ‘Ten Questions’ series. Elsewhere, Mo Grieg writes about her collaborative photography project that was inspired by the PhotoVoice training course.

The March Photography Competition

This month's competition theme celebrates International Women's Day and an image by Aini, a participant on the PhotoVoice project ‘MAMPU’, which worked with women affected by migrant work in Indonesia.

We are inviting images that reflect on the theme of ‘Discovery’. What images do you have that capture new ventures, places and teachings? Submit your entry before the competition closes on the 27th March.

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And the Winner of January's competition is... Amy Romer

Photomonitor Editor, Christiane Monarchi selected Amy Romer’s image, taken from the project ‘In A Sense’ as the winner of our second competition in Partnership with Professional Photography magazine. ‘In A Sense’ is a collaborative project with 12-year-old, Alfred who lives with Asperger Syndrome. We interview Amy on her winning image.

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Having Our Say3 Resource

The PhotoVoice project 'Having Our Say 3' works with young people affected by sexual exploitation. The digital stories produced by the young people have fed into a resource to be used by industry professionals. Here's an early preview.

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NAZ (Wo)manifestos for Positive Women

Our participants on the PhotoVoice project '(Wo)manifestoes for Positive Women' share their writings on living with HIV and challenging stigma.

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Ten Questions with… Tanvir Bush

Tanvir was a participant on the ground-breaking 2007 PhotoVoice project ‘Beyond Sight’ which worked with visually impaired photographers. Her feature documentary ‘Choka! – Get Lost!’ was nominated for the Pare Lorenz Award for social activism and she is currently crowdfunding with Unbound to publish her latest novel. We interview Tanvir on her photography and approaches to the medium.

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Children of the Illam

Mo Grieg took the PhotoVoice training and then travelled to India to set up a collaborative photography project with young people of the Dhan Karanui Illam, children’s home. Find out how she used the PhotoVoice training to kick-start her first participatory project.

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2017 Exhibition - Sony World Photography Awards & Martin Parr

A complete celebration of photography is coming to London this April! Win tickets to the 2017 Exhibition - Sony World Photography Awards & Martin Parr. As a PhotoVoice follower you can also enjoy a 20% discount on all tickets! Simply use promo code VOICE20 at the checkout.


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Get Trained Up!

April and May courses are now fully booked. Book now for 12 - 14 July course. The 3-day course is a must for anyone wanting an introduction to understanding, designing, managing and facilitating a participatory photography project. Following feedback, the PhotoVoice training course also offers a whole new handbook filled with new material and case studies.


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The Photography Show

The Photography Show 2017 opens its doors in just two days. Whether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned pro, they will have products for you to try and buy, plus a range of seminars to suit your level and interest on offer.


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Culture24's Rankin Photo Special Offer

Arts charity Culture24’s new Artist Collectibles donations scheme makes it possible to own work at a remarkably reasonable price. Own a unique, strictly limited edition photo by Rankin. One of a 250 print run set of six Rankin photographs is available to buy now! The images of green-fingered allotment holders were taken as part of the Museums at Night festival event at St Ann’s Allotments, Nottingham in 2014.


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We hope you enjoyed this month’s newsletter, visit our website to read our latest guestblogs and Ten Questions series.

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