This pilot-project used photography as a tool to increase self-awareness and self-esteem among people from stigmatised and marginalised backgrounds. The focus was a self-reporting approach where the participants had the opportunity to portray and reflect on their reality as a means to achieve a better understanding of their life challenges and the ways to overcome them.
To find out more about this project please visit the website at http://www.newroutesofdiscovery.uk/
Do you have a camera? Well, then you are a photographer. SDHI is looking for pictures that reflect the spectrum of research of the SDHI community. Over the next months we will issue repeated calls for photos. The first topic we are focusing on is ‘Wellbeing’. What does wellbeing mean to you? How can this be expressed in pictures? Is it a sensation associated with a restful and scenic place in the mountains or by the water? Is it a day on the beach while on holiday, a quiet moment in a cafe? A hot cup of tea, an energising game of football? Please send us your photos and we will display all appropriate photos on our website. Can we kindly ask you, not to send images of people who may be identifiable. We will review all entries and the winner will receive a £50 gift voucher. Please submit your photo entries, labelled ‘Wellbeing Photo Contest’ by 1 July 2012
to Rosanne Bell (r.c.bell @dundee.ac.uk) or Fred Comerford (fac1 @st-andrews.ac.uk).