PhotoVoice’s Comprehensive Online Training: 26th – 30th June – 2pm London Time


This is an online adaptation of our comprehensive 3-day training run over a week. The hybrid learning format includes 3 interactive Zoom sessions on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and self-paced independent learning on Tuesday and Thursday.

The training curriculum will cover the following:

  • What is participatory photography?
  • Photography as a participatory medium
  • Visual literacy
  • Workshop and project design practicalities
  • Facilitation skills
  • Ethics, informed consent and copyright
  • Understanding and working with risk
  • Creating a safe space
  • Working with text
  • Participatory editing

Training dates: 26th – 30th June 2023
Live sessions days: via ZOOM on Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Live session times: 2pm – 5:50pm London (UTC+1) (including three ~10 minute breaks)
Independent Learning: Tuesday and Thursday (2 hours of self-paced learning including videos, reading and independent assignments)

Maximum number of participants: 10

Training requirements:

  • Availability to attend all live sessions in full
  • Stable internet connection
  • Computer with webcam and microphone for live sessions
  • Installation of Zoom app
  • Cameraphone for making and sharing photos

Due to the interactive nature of the course, during the Zoom live sessions we would really appreciate if you have your cameras on at all times. 

Discount Price: £475 for individuals: You can obtain a further automatic discount if you sign up for one of our supporter schemes available to individuals and students. You can do this by purchasing the supporter scheme, subsequently, when you access your supporter account you will be able to purchase the training at the discounted price.

Terms and Conditions: Before proceeding with your booking, please review our terms and conditions, including our cancellation policies: Training Terms and Conditions

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The course covers

  • What is participatory photography?
  • Photography as a participatory medium
  • Visual literacy
  • Workshop and project design practicalities
  • Facilitation skills
  • Ethics, informed consent and copyright
  • Understanding and working with risk
  • Creating a safe space
  • Working with text
  • Participatory editing

Course Content

The adapted online comprehensive course if the equivalent of our standard 3-day course which provides a comprehensive introduction to understanding, designing, managing and facilitating a participatory photography project. The course covers key aspects of participatory photography including practicalities, methodologies, ethics, participatory tools, facilitation and participatory frameworks.

The course will be delived over 3 online zoom sessions which will take place within a one week period. The training will also incorporate independent learning in between each live session.

The course is suitable for a wide range of participants interested in social change and photography or digital media including: photographers, visual practitioners, voluntary sector and NGO staff, campaigners, statutory sector workers, researchers and academics.

Price Options

PhotoVoice Individual Supporters – £475
PhotoVoice supporters receive discounts to all training courses. Find out how to become a supporter here. Discounted rates are only available for those attending the training in an individual capacity. They are not available for invoiced payments or those attending through payments made by organisations on their behalf.

Standard Rate – £725
Standard 1 day training rate for organisations, or individuals who are not part of the supporter scheme.

PhotoVoice also can provide 1 day training in institutions or organisations globally. More information can be found here.


“The facilitation was excellent, and ‘led by example’ in terms of showing how a really good project could be run.”
Nov 2017

“Very interesting workshop with very interesting people. I would suggest to my university to organise such workshops with PhotoVoice.”
May 2017

“A great course that really highlighted what participatory photography is and consistently came back to the core principles. Great facilatation and working with the group to identify what the needs and interest were and to tailor these to meet the expectations of the group.”
Jul 2017

Training Terms and Conditions

Course Places

Courses will contain a maximum of twelve (12) participants for the in person training and nine (9) for the online training. PhotoVoice restricts attendees from the same organisation to a maximum of three to ensure that the curriculum can address multiple perspectives and project ideas.


PhotoVoice reserves the right to cancel courses and change workshop dates at any time without liability; in this event you can transfer your booking to another date or receive a full refund of the fee paid. PhotoVoice cannot refund any travel or accommodation expenses.

If you have to cancel your place but have found someone to replace you, no fee will be charged.

If you wish to cancel or transfer to another date no charge will apply up to 4 weeks prior to that date. For transfer made within 4 weeks of the date there will be an additional fee of 25% payable.  Please note: if you transfer your place to a subsequent date, you cannot receive a refund if you cancel the new date.

The following charges will apply if you wish to cancel :

  • More than 4 weeks prior to the event – 25%
  • 4 -2 weeks prior to the event – 50%
  • 2 weeks – 100%
  • Non attendance on the day – 100%


Payment should be made in advance using our online booking system. The payee contact details will be used to create an account with PhotoVoice which will enable access to course content and online materials. This cannot be transferred to another person unless the booking has been made on behalf of a third party, in which case a new account will be set up in that person’s name.

In instances where multiple courses have been booked, individual accounts will be required to access the online content. This will be arranged by PhotoVoice in advance of the course.

It is not possible to pay for course places via invoice unless in exceptional circumstances and with specific permission given.

Supporter Scheme

By becoming a PhotoVoice supporter, course attendees are entitled to a discount, as well as access to online resources for a period of 12 months, which can be extended manually. These discounts are automatically applied to training places when Supporters are signed in. They are non-transferable. Supporter scheme enrolment is for individuals and students only, with proof of eligibility required. Institutions cannot access these discounts, with only standard places available to organisations and institutions. Discounted course places cannot be paid by institutions or organisations.

Uploading materials

In some instances, materials uploaded to the PhotoVoice Connect system will be made available to others on the course (such as during photo sharing sessions). All copyright for content remains with the individual training attendee. No materials will be shared by PhotoVoice without the written permission of the individual. Content uploaded to PhotoVoice Connect which specifically relates to the course (including images, captions, and comments) will remain available for a period of six months after the course has been completed, after which point they will be deleted, and it will not be possible to retrieve it.

Online engagement

PhotoVoice Connect offers message forums which are not course specific. These are linked to individual accounts, and available to all supporters and course attendees logged into the PhotoVoice Connect system. Content posted here will not be deleted after a six month period, though individuals will have control over deleting their own posts and uploaded content.

Online resources

PhotoVoice supporters receive access to online materials for the duration of their enrolment on the PhotoVoice supporter scheme. These materials are available as PDFs. These materials are the copyright of PhotoVoice and should not be shared or transferred, and are for personal use only. Some materials contain digital watermarks to ensure that they are not transferred beyond the individual authorised to receive them.

Copyright and intellectual property

All course content remains the property of PhotoVoice, and cannot be shared without express permission. The course provides information which enables practitioners to run their own courses and activities in participatory photography. However, the materials shared by PhotoVoice should not be used in these activities without written permission, and are provided for the attendees of the course only.

Credit and attribution

By completing the course, attendees are not entitled to describe themselves as PhotoVoice facilitators, and any projects or activities which result from the workshops are the responsibility of the individual organisations and facilitators running them. PhotoVoice cannot be held responsible for any activities which take place by those attending the course.

Projects and activities cannot be described as PhotoVoice projects, as PhotoVoice is protected by trademark. We encourage organisations and individuals to describe their activities as involving participatory photography.

Individuals who have completed the course are free to state that they have completed a PhotoVoice training course. Certificates will be issued to attendees who successfully complete all the modules of the training course.

By booking on to the course, you agree to these terms and conditions, and agree to abide by them, regardless of whether any institutional policies or practices may have different terms and conditions.