Event Date(s): 18/07/2011 - 05/08/2011
The Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS) collaborates with the East Port of Spain Development Company (EPOSDC) to host the East Port of Spain Photovoice Project. The project was initiated by Dr. Kishi Animashaun Ducre, 2011 United States Fulbright Scholar and Assistant Professor in the Department of African American Studies at Syracuse University in New York, USA.
Photovoice is an innovative participatory research strategy that began in the field of public health. It has been implemented in projects around the globe, including the United States, South Africa, Brazil, Ireland, and China. The photovoice process empowers its participants to influence public policy through visual images.
For the Photovoice project in Trinidad, 12 women from San Juan, Beetham Gardens, Port of Spain South, St. Barbs, Laventille, Mon Repos, and Never Dirty, were given digital cameras and asked to capture life within their communities. Their images form an exhibition, carded to run from 18th July to 5th August, 2011, at NALIS, and reflect the strengths within their neighborhoods, along with areas in need of improvement. The exhibition is a part of a larger project that highlights the strength of family and Trinbagonian culture amidst the problems associated with stigmatization, violence and environmental hazards.
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