Photovoices and the Human Face of TB
An Instrument for Advocacy, Stigma Reduction and Patient Empowerment
Photovoices is an instrument of participative research, using photography to help people to identify, represent and manifest their needs related to TB. It uses the principles of documentary photography to capture experiences from the perspective of the most vulnerable. The photography gives them a chance to recognize their strengths, priorities and worries related to life and to the disease, giving a voice to those who normally are not heard. It also promotes the generation of knowledge and a critical dialogue around the most important issues related to TB through discussions about the pictures. (Photos and the accompanying text from TB patients in the Dominican Republic, Thanks to KNCV Dominican Republic, Coach - Heraldo Suero, Ivonne Orejel-Juarez and Netty Kamp). Please be patient: The slideshow is designed to run at a steady pace.