PARTICIPATION WORK

Kate Watson trainer consultant participatory photography photovoice

I work with practitioners, NGOs and institutions to develop and deliver participatory visual projects, training  and monitoring and evaluation alongside supporting NGOs to communicate their stories powerfully and ethically.


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I have extensive experience as a participatory practitioner and for the past 12 years, and have worked across the UK and internationally to design, manage and facilitate a portfolio of participatory photography and visual communications and advocacy programmes with under-represented communities, supporting partner organisations working with participatory and strategic visual arts and media within the academic and nonĀ­-profit sector, including Frontline Aids, Amnesty International, Christian Aid, the Wellcome Trust, British Red Cross, NSPCC and Impact on Urban Health

From 2015 – 2022, I worked as Senior Projects Manager at PhotoVoice developing and delivering participatory photography and storytelling programmes with issue-affected communities internationally



SELECTED PROJECTS:

BRACED Building Resilience and Adaption to Climate Extremes and Disasters | Christian Aid

Hidden Costs | Kanlungan Alliance of Filipino Organisations

PITCH | Frontline Aids

Care Leavers in Focus | National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS), The Care Leavers Association, Catch 22, Drive Forward Foundation


Images [Left – Right] PITCH Participant Workshops Ā© Jenny Berg | Frontline Aids | PhotoVoice | Myanmar | 2019 , TofE Workshop Ā© Kate Watson | UK | 2021, PITCH Staff Training Ā© Jenny Berg | Frontline Aids | PhotoVoice | Myanmar | 2019

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Introduction to Photographic Storytelling

Description: ā€˜Introduction to Photographic Storytellingā€™ is a fun and interactive webinar which offers some basic tips and tricks in photography and opportunities to discuss experiences in the current climate and learn about photographic storytelling. The only equipment necessary is a smart phone and access to Zoom. This course is open to care leavers aged 18+ who havenā€™t engaged with PhotoVoice on a previous course.

PhotoVoiceā€™s engagement with vulnerable or at-risk groups is governed by our Safeguarding policies and procedures, which can be made available to any organisation nominating participants for online engagement with PhotoVoice. Please see below an outline of some considerations for organisationā€™s nominating participants:

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