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INTRODUCTION TO THE FULL COLOR PHOTOVOICE BOOK

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Photovoice
in the news

“Boone County
women document beauty, hardship with photos”

West Virginia Public Radio,
“Inside Appalachia” 5/9/09
(online 5/1/09)


“Harts women tell stories through photos”
Logan Banner 4/30/09

“Photovoice participants capture their Southern W.Va. communities in images”
The Charleston Gazette
4/12/09

 
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The Big Coal River Area Photovoice Group is one of two Photovoice groups located in Boone County, West Virginia and includes the communities of Prenter, Seth, Racine, and Ashford. The members of the Big Coal River Photovoice Group include (in alphabetical order):

Billie Marie Bender, Donna Bowles, Nora Dotson, Kay Kinder, Maria Lambert, Misti Pennington, Teresa Perdue, Debbie Santonia, Toni Santonia, Patty Sebok, Nancy Sutphin, and Elizabeth Deal Turner.

From September of 2008 to May of 2009, these thirteen women created more than one hundred photostories telling the story of their area. Their photostories fall within five major themes listed below.

Click on a theme to view the photostories in that category.

Strengths and Assets of the Big Coal River Area

The Unique Character of Life in the Big Coal River Area

Beauty in the Big Coal River Area

Problems and Concerns in the Big Coal River Area

Ideas for Change in the Big Coal River Area

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NOTE: If you would like to view the photostories in a larger format (if you cannot read the text, for instance), please do the following:

1. Once you have a slideshow open, click anywhere on the slideshow picture other than the "play" button.

2. A new browser window will open up behind the slideshow with a the entire Picasa web album for that theme visible.

3. Once in the web album, you can click on individual photostories and zoom in to read the text, or you can play the slideshow again in full-screen mode.

 

 

“Photos voice the feelings nine women have for Lenore”
The Williamson Daily
News 4/4/09

“Photo exhibit tells stories of communities using art”
The Coal Valley News 4/1/09

 

Southern West
Virginia Photovoice
Project


Shannon Elizabeth Bell Project Director


wv.photovoice@gmail.com
(304) 610-8318

 
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