En Mi Casa Quiero Señas Photovoice as Language Advocacy
This article describes a collaborative photovoice project and exposition as a platform for deaf youth in Mexico to dialogue about their concerns. Issues that are often difficult to discuss with hearing adults—because of mismatched language and limited agency, among other factors—became interactive. Analysis of one photograph, within the broader context of the project, reveals the potential for photovoice to connect deaf youth with communicative tools and a variety of audiences, providing a venue for them to advocate for their need for sign language. Limitations of photovoice as an activist endeavor aimed at empowering participants are also discussed.
Visual Anthropology Review
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Pfister, Anne. (2020). En Mi Casa Quiero Señas Photovoice as Language Advocacy: Photovoice as Language Advocacy. Visual Anthropology Review. 36. 255-274. 10.1111/var.12214.