Student Life Photovoice Project: Tell Us Your Story

Student Life Photovoice Project: Tell Us Your Story

To submit photographs and narratives, please email Kate at kate.kowalczyk@sfcollege.edu.

Student Life is seeking students to document and reflect your experience in college through photographs and written narratives during the spring semester. (Document being a college student during these COVID-times.)

Photovoice is a hands-on research method that utilizes photography as a storytelling medium. This project gives opportunity to share with your peers and the college community the assets and challenges as a student. As a participant, you’ll take photographs and construct a story, which will later be a part of a unified virtual art gallery. 

We will feature select images in a culminating online exhibition to display the images and narratives submitted.  

Deadline for submissions will be due by Friday, February 26, 2021. 

Why Participate? 

 Benefits:  

  • By participating, you give voice to the student experience, YOUR student experience 
  • Your voice matters. An important part of the Photovoice method is sharing photographs and narratives collected with others. We will display select photos and narratives on the virtual Student Life Art Gallery page and on our Student Life social media accounts. If you agree to participate in this project, you will be given the opportunity to provide permission to display your submissions 

How to Participate in Five Easy Steps:

  • Identify what you want to explore. As a student, you may come across many opportunities that are both challenging and rewarding when it comes to completing coursework, internships, extracurricular activities, etc. Also think about how being a student can affect home and work life. Whether it’s your first semester or last semester, we want to know what is important to you. This project will give you the opportunity to reflect and express on these experiences.
  • Take a digital photograph. Document through photographs (phone or digital camera) what it’s like being a student. Below are several things to keep in mind:
      • Please follow all CDC guidelines for social distancing, your health and safety are important!
      • To protect the privacy of others, please do not take photographs of other people without signed permission and they must be 18 years or older
      • Photographs of illegal activity will not be used
  • Write your narrative. In 150 words or less, it’s time to tell your story! Identify what each image submitted is conveying and what the photograph means to you. “PHOTO” questions to help:
    • Describe your Picture.
    • What is Happening in your picture?
    • Why did you take a photo Of this?
    • What does this photo Tell us about your life?
    • How does this photo provide us an Opportunity to learn about your experiences in college?
  • Submit your photograph and narrative. The final step is to submit your final photographs and narratives.
  • Sharing the Story. After the final images are posted, there will be a final reflection to discuss the themes that emerged from the photographs.

Questions? 

If you have questions about the project or what it would mean to participate, please email Kate at kate.kowalczyk@sfcollege.edu


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