PHOTOVOICE OXNARD

Exploring Racism as a Social Determinant of Health

 

PhotoVoice is a visual research methodology that puts cameras into the participants’ hands to help them to document, reflect upon, and communicate issues of concern, while stimulating social change. With the intention to foster social change, PhotoVoice can enhance community engagement, increase awareness of community resources, and foster self-efficacy of the research partners. Caroline Wang and Mary Ann Burris developed PhotoVoice with the end goals of 1) to enable people to record and reflect their community’s strengths and concerns, 2) to promote critical dialogue and knowledge about important issues through small group discussions of photographs, and 3) to reach policymakers. These are central elements of empowerment, a concept that is intertwined with the PhotoVoice methodology from its original conceptual underpinnings to its implementation. 

Our experience living in our community allows us to provide evidence that shapes policy on gender/racial equity, behavioral health, and overall wellness. One powerful role we have as community members are sharing OUR stories on how our social environment affects our health and wellbeing.

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Field Worker

Photo by Jacqueline Cortez

Click to hear how Jacqueline feels about her  PhotoVoice experience

Click to hear Jacqueline read the answers to the four questions.


 


 

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Homeless Person Walking Across Oxnard College

Photo by Marisol Hernandez

Click to hear Marisol's PhotoVoice experience in her own words

Click to hear Marisol read the answers to the four questions.


 

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Homeless Man

Photo by Javert Tamayo

Staff Picks

 

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Medicine Cabinet & Opioid Brochures

Photos by Lucia Sanchez and Yosduan Ramos


 

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People Selling From Car

Photo by Beyoncee-Tanya Escalona


 

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 Fire

Photos by Jacqueline Cortez


 

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Mr. Garcia's Class

Photos by Javert Tamayo