Digitally dispersed, remotely engaged: Interrogating participation in virtual photovoice

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Abstract

In recent years, pushed particularly by COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns, virtual photovoice studies have emerged as an alternative modality of photovoice. Alongside this trend are questions about virtual photovoice practice and methodological questions of participation. This paper interrogates these questions using an Australian photovoice research with LGBTQ+ multicultural older people. Threading through the photovoice stages of conceptualisation, recruitment, photovoice production and discussions, it discusses participation in relation to both in-person and virtual photovoice literatures, highlights challenges and new opportunities. Reflecting on virtual photovoice as a method and a methodology, it positions virtual photovoice as a comparable choice that researchers can make.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-21
Number of pages21
JournalQualitative Research
Early online date22 Jun 2022
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 22 Jun 2022

Keywords

  • digital
  • methodology
  • online methods
  • participatory
  • photography
  • Photovoice
  • visual methods

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