Fall 2018 Hamady Middle & High School
Photovoice is conducted in a manner that allows for the students to give their own assessment of pictures they
have taken, providing their own viewpoint and understanding.The process began with a meeting with a teacher
at the school; the students then volunteered after a presentation of the Photovoice process within their
classroom.This project was begun in October of 2018 and was slated to go for 8 weeks.
The focus of this project was to emphasize protective factors experienced by the students, that might serve as
insulation from risk factors related to alcohol and substance use. As a result of discussion among the students a
topical area was decided upon that centered on what the students saw as relevant to their collective
experience of life, entitling the project “In the Mix”.Taking pictures from their phones, and using imaging
accessories provided by the program facilitators, the students would take the pictures and provide the
The students were given instruction in the photovoice process, given instruction on various aspects of
photography, and given the freedom to take their pictures.
Collage from the visit to The Flint Institute of Art
Finding motivation and artistic discussion while having fun
Being “In the Mix” can be and
mean many things when the mix
involves others. What you will
see, going forward, is life viewed
from the eyes and hearts of
young students from their mix.
Ashley is a 15 year old at Hamady
There is a person that’s holding on and being strong and powerful – All people are different, some
are stronger and colorful in many different ways.
That anything could happen and things are way smaller and bigger than you think sometimes.
Asanti is a 14 year at Hamady
Want to watch it for a long time – make memories
It makes me feel like I want to go to that place and see – Live while you are young
& relax when you are older.
Gregory is a 15 year old at Hamady
That you have your own perspective.
It makes me feel happy when I see my
Kristiana is a 15 year old at Hamady
Me being bored in the car.
Happy. Also makes me wanna go after my dreams.
Valentino is an 18 year old at Hamady
So I took the pic.
It’s like a vision of the family all in one place.