Workshop: Capturing the South Caucasus with Photovoice

Ariel Otruba, PhD (Acadia University)

Thursday, September 7, 2023: 18:00-20:30 Tbilisi; 10:00am-12:30 EDT

Thursday, September 14, 2023: 18:00-20:30 Tbilisi; 10:00am-12:30 EDT

Are you interested in using visual research methods? In this two-part workshop, participants will be introduced to the theory and process of photovoice. Photovoice is a community-based, qualitative visual research method that directly engages research subjects in the research process through photography. Participants of this workshop will receive an overview of the photovoice method and its purpose, review the challenges and ethical considerations of photovoice, learn about example applications, and engage in some hands-on learning to understand the procedures for implementing a photovoice project. The goal of this workshop is to help researchers and students in the South Caucasus develop a more diverse methodological toolkit for conducting social science research on important social issues and groups with limited power.

Ariel Otruba, Ph.D. is a feminist political geographer, conflict resolution practitioner, and anti-trafficking advocate. Her recent traveling exhibition, “Violent Infrastructure: Ecologies of Decay and Displacement” uses photovoice to bring critical attention to the housing conditions of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Georgia.

Interested participants will need to complete a registration form at after which they will be sent the registration link. Participants will need to attend BOTH workshops to complete the workshop. This workshop is free to attend. Registration deadline is Monday, September 4, 2023.

This workshop is organized as a part of ARISC Online Series focusing on methodology training. Funding for this workshop is provided by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) through a grant to the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC).

ARISC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or status as a covered veteran.