Taking time to notice that examples of (or symbols of) positive transformation already exist in our present reality can empower people working for change in their own communities.
“The future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed” ~ William Gibson
This method gives participants a chance to quietly reflect on what kinds of change are important to them in the context of the project or issue at hand using an intuitive and visual approach. It uses the familiar technology of smart phone photography to support participants to think metaphorically/symbolically and to share insights with others.
Ask a specific question and request that people take a photograph that represents a response to the question. It can be a non-linear response.
People can first take a photograph of where they feel they are now, and then one of where they want to be (what change looks like).
Glaw, X., Inder, K., Kable, A., & Hazelton, M. (2017). Visual methodologies in qualitative research: Autophotography and photo elicitation applied to mental health research. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 16(1), 1609406917748215.
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