Collecting Voices with Photovoice Narrative


The training is designed to build skills that will allow anyone regardless of their age, role within the community and organizations to take a proactive approach in collecting and learning how to voice their concerns, contributions, and cause. Photo Voice involves individuals of communities that are normally not included in decision making or have no research, and data collection knowledge. The fun and proactive Photo Voice projects will bring to light the importance of documenting and being owners of their own data. It also provides a space for all community members to express their concerns and attributes within their day-to-day life, and issues that impact them personally. Nonprofits can use these skills to increase participation, awareness, data collection for future grant writing and final reporting of their work. 

*This workshop will be hosted virtually on Zoom.


Key Learning Objectives

  • Participants will learn about participatory research. 

  • Participants will be able to identify a topic or issue for a future PhotoVoice project.  

  • Participants will learn the process and steps to executing a PhotoVoice project.  

  • Participants will learn about the SHOWED Method that will guide them to write a narrative for their images. 


Level:  All levels


Presenter:  Mabel Gonzalez

Mabel Gonzalez has created a career from all her life passions; education, community organizing and photography.  She earned a dual master’s degree in Language, Literary and Sociocultural Studies, and in Latin American Studies. Mabel has worked in education, as director of ENLACE (Engaging Latino Communities in Education) at San Juan College and as an instructor.  As a fellow for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Mabel was challenged to grow in other areas, and the pursue of new projects, and dreams. With a leap of faith and a strong network, Mavel Photography & Workshop LLC was created. In the last six years, Mabel has trained in photography around the world and has intertwined her previous skills and knowledge to provide trainings and consultation to numerous organizations in New Mexico. Trainings include research methods, marketing skills in social media, data collection methods, documentation and grant writing, and photography. 

August 5, 2021 9:00 AM through 11:30 AM
Registration $ 50.00

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