Original Articles

Finding Voice: The Photovoice Method of Data Collection in HIV and AIDS-Related Research

Published in: Journal of Psychology in Africa
Volume 18, issue 3, 2008 , pages: 431–435
DOI: 10.1080/14330237.2008.10820219
Author(s): Suhana JacobsUniversity of KwaZulu-Natal,, Anne HarleyUniversity of KwaZulu-Natal,


This study examined the efficacy of photovoice as a research technique to explore the lives of children and families living in the context of HIV and AIDS. Participants were volunteers at a Day Care and Support Centre (n=18), and members of a community support group consisting of People Living with AIDS (n=5). The findings revealed that the photovoice method is particularly useful for dealing with the ‘unspoken’ lived experience of children and families.

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