This article analyzes the role of visuals - especially photographs and videos - in participatory communication action and research. The main tenets of participatory communication, including the dialogic pedagogical processes espoused by Paulo Freire, are presented. Various examples are provided of participatory action and research conducted through photography and video. The article concludes by discussing the potential and caveats associated with this visual approach to participatory communication.
Communicator Vol. XXXVIII No. 2 Jun-Dec. 2003. PDF.