You Spoke and We Listened.

Now They've Taken the Pictures So That We Can Hear Their Stories.

Feedback from previous Forum events on the need for a results-driven project in Forum locations led to this exhibit. Using photography to give voice to and document the particular strengths and issues of indigenous Maya communities, FotoVoz worked with students from the Universidad Intercultural Maya de Quintana Roo and community leaders whose projects were funded by the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) small grants program. The FotoVoz pictures and commentary highlight the unique issues facing their home villages and give members of the community a tool to engage their local leaders in a dialogue to promote change and influence public policy.

We highly recommend that you view the FotoVoz books in "Fullscreen" mode.

 

Kellogg Fellows Helped Set the Stage for FotoVoz:

Steve Gliessman (KNFP-06) helped forge the tie with the Universidad; Eva Moya (KNFP-13) shared the FotoVoz idea; and Raúl Murguía (KILP-01) provided partial funding to bring the UNDP-funded community leaders to learn this process.

In January 2009, Eva Moya and her colleague, Romel Lacson, the founder of the Amaya-Lacson TB PhotoVoice Project traveled to the Universidad Intercultural Maya de Quintana Roo to train students and community leaders in the FotoVoz technique. Their inspiring photographs will be showcased at Forum.

FotoVoz was made possible by your annual contributions to the Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance, in partnership with the United States - Mexico Border Health Association, the Amaya-Lacson TB PhotoVoice Project, Universidad Intercultural Maya de Quintana Roo and the United Nations Development Programme’s small grants program.

Following Forum, this exhibit will be available to universities or other organizations that wish to share FotoVoz in their communities. Please contact Jackie Clare for more information.

We highly recommend that you view the FotoVoz books in "Fullscreen" mode.