Sunday, September 07, 2014

Subject-generated imagery

This alternative and empowering photo documentation technique is done by enabling your sector of study (e.g. indigenous people  or rural poor youth)  to also participate and assume responsibility in taking photos of themselves, their kapwa, as well as the material and non-material elements in their local communities from their own collective point of view and based on their value system as a group.

It is a sharp departure from the conventional and hegemonic practice of mainstream journalists and academic researchers who base their visual documentation practices involving other class, culture or social category on their ethnocentric, myopic, and bourgeois worldview, which by any measure and in all instances, do not reflect the actual collective sense of self, interests, and struggles of their sector of study.