Participatory Photography Projects: Contexts, Comparisons and Challenges

Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk


Invited talk to accompany a live discussion event marking the launch of a publication series of 18 affordable non-profit zines emerging from the No Olho da Rua (In the Eye of the Street) project. No Olho da Rua is a longstanding photography collaboration, established 1995, between photographers Julian Germain, Patricia Azevedo and Murilo Godoy and people living on the streets of Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

In this illustrated talk, Dr Annebella Pollen of University of Brighton introduces some historic and contemporary examples of participatory photography projects that share aspects of intention or outcome with No Olho da Rua. From mass collective photographic events and radical children's photography workshops to collaborative homeless self-portraits, how can the camera create meaningful participation and provide a platform to those usually excluded?
Period15 Sept 2021
Held atFabrica, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational