Upcoming Training Courses

3 Day Training - August

6th - 8th August 2019

Most course days run from 9.30 – 5.30. On occasion, some days will be slightly longer or shorter than others due to the nature of the curriculum.


For information about bespoke/academic training courses please click here.

PhotoVoice's Acclaimed 3-day Training

Drawing upon PhotoVoice’s award winning expertise gained from running participatory photography projects with excluded communities around the world, we run a public training programme for practitioners who would like to learn more about the practicalities and ethics in running participatory photography projects. Our experienced trainers deliver fast paced, participatory workshops that create a forum for questions and discussions within the field.



Current PhotoVoice Members – £400

PhotoVoice members receive special discounts and opportunities. Find out how to become a member 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 organisations.

New PhotoVoice Members – £460

While our new membership and supporter scheme is being launched, PhotoVoice has closed registrations for membership. The training fee includes annual membership, and attendees will be enrolled automatically once the new scheme is launched in the next few months.

Organisations/ non-members – £600

Non-members, organisations, charities and universities.


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 3-day course 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 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.




Bespoke Training

We also design and run bespoke training courses. If you want to incorporate participatory photography into your work, we can train your staff team to have an understanding of the practical and ethical principles of the methodology.

To book a bespoke training for up to 12 employees or students, please consider our training for academics and institutions.


Calling all PhotoVoice Trainee Graduates

You can join our exciting new Linkedin group. Here you will find tips, advice and articles on participatory photography. We want to hear your thoughts and experiences so please do get involved. Join here

Terms and Conditions

Normally, courses will contain a maximum of twelve participants.

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 transfer to another date no charge will apply up to 2 weeks prior to that date. For transfer made within two weeks of the date there will be an additional fee of 25% payable.  Please note: if you transfer your place 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 -1 weeks prior to the event – 50%
  • 1 week 100%
  • Non attendance on the day – 100%

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