Photo courtesy PhotoVoice
Photo courtesy HS Projects
Photo courtesy HS Projects
Photo courtesy HS Projects
Photo courtesy HS Projects

Five PhotoVoice Projects

HS Projects worked in collaboration with the international charity PhotoVoice in 2007, under the Insight Community Arts Programme (2002 – 2015), to bring together various projects from South Africa, Ecuador, Cambodia, India, Mexico, Cameroon, Bangladesh and London around themes of HIV/AIDs, visual impairment and immigration.

Youth Photo-Reflect, South Africa Digital storytelling by township youth infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS

In September 2006 PhotoVoice began a digital storytelling programme working with young people infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa. The project’s aim was to equip the young people with tools through which they can speak out about their personal experiences and attitudes towards HIV/AIDS whilst simultaneously providing them with valuable life and media skills.

Unheard Voices, Hidden Lives, Ecuador, Cambodia and India

Photography by members of groups at-risk and groups affected and infected with HIV/AIDS in three countries, in collaboration with the International HIV/AIDS Alliance’s wider multi-country HIV prevention programme. The experiences of people living at the frontiers of the global HIV epidemic are all too often unheard and unseen. The individuals in this project – people living with HIV – invite us to share, in their own images and words, their experiences, hopes, and fears of living in a world irreversibly touched by HIV.

Sight of Emotion, Mexico and UK Photography by blind and partially sighted people around the world

To empower blind and visually impaired communities around the world to create a dialogue with the seeing world, creating awareness and educating public audiences of the needs and experiences of the visually disabled.

Able Voices, Cameroon and Bangladesh

Photography by disabled people in Bangladesh and Cameroon, in partnership with Healthlink Worldwide.

Moving Lives, London

Moving Lives is a photography and digital-storytelling project giving a voice to young refugees living in East London and helping them integrate into the UK. The project, run in partnership with Trinity Community Centre in East Ham, brings together newly-arrived refugees with young people who have lived and grown up in East London all their lives.

PhotoVoice is an award-winning international charity and the only development organisation of its kind in Europe. Its projects empower some of the most disadvantaged groups in the world with photographic skills so that they can transform their lives.