Visual Voices in Participatory Communication

By Arvind Singhal, Kanta Devi - 2003

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.


By Arvind Singhal, Kanta Devi| 2003


Communication rights enable all people everywhere to express themselves individually and collectively by all means of communication. They are vital to full participation in society and are, therefore, universal human rights belonging to every man, woman, and child.


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