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PHOTOVOICES IN THE NEWS

 

Photovoices has received wide coverage in many publications, including on the front page of The New York Times, in The Washington Post, National Geographic Indonesia, Smithsonian Magazine, The Jakarta Post, China Daily, and as a cover story in The Ford Foundation Report. The China Committee for Man and the Biosphere created a special magazine in 2005 devoted entirely to Photovoices.
New York Times - front page 11.7.05

The November seventh edition of the New York Times included a front page feature about the Photovoices China exhibit of photographs at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. The Times ran a full-color photo taken by Photovoices China participant He Yunying with the headline "High in China's Mountains, Capturing the Fleeting Present." and also devoted the lead story in the Arts Section to the Photovoices exhibit..

 

National Geographic Indonesia - November 2007

The November 2007 issue of National Geographic Indonesia included a story about the Photovoices training process in Boti village, Timor and a photograph taken by a Boti photographer. National Geographic Indonesia Editor-in-Chief Tantyo Bangun has served as the photography trainer for villagers participating in the Photovoices Indonesia projects.

Washington Post 9.16.03

The September 16, 2003 edition of The Washington Post featured the Photovoices program on the front page of the Style Section under the headline "Cultural Revelation: In China, a Picture of its People Takes Shape One Snapshot at a Time." The in-depth coverage of the Photovoices Yunnan project was reported by Washington Post Foreign Service writer Peter S. Goodman.

 

The Jakarta Post, Indonesia 3.25.08

The March 25th edition of The Jakarta Post included a story about the success of the Photovoices program in Lamalera. The story featured quotes from the local people about the positive impact the program has had on their community as well as a quote from Photovoices Indonesia coordinator Saraswati: "The pictures remind them of how precious their environment is and how culture plays an important role in their life. They teach the world through the pictures as well as learn from them."

 

 

Man and the Biosphere Magazine

The Chinese National Committee for Man and the Biosphere devoted a special 2005 issue to the Photovoices project in China's Yunnan province. The 92-page issue included an introduction to the Photovoices project from project director Ann McBride-Norton and essays from other experts in the field of conservation in China. The full-color publication featured the photos and stories taken by Photovoices project photographers. and served as a centerpiece at an international meeting of Man and the Biosphere in Tokyo, Japan, 2005.

 

Ford Foundation Report

The Ford Foundation, which has provided financial support for Photovoices in China and Indonesia, also featured the China Photovoices project as a cover story in the Spring 2002 edition of the Ford Foundation Report.

 

"In southwestern China, minority groups are reviving ancient cultural practices and using documentary photography to help chart their future." Ford Foundation Report

 

Kupang Post, Kupang Timor, Indonesia 9.20.07

The September 20, 2007 edition of the Kupang Post covered the Photovoices project exhibition in the village of Boti. In the picture below which appeared in the newspaper, a village photographer explains the meaning of his picture to the Bupati, a high-ranking government official.

 

 

Kupang Post, Kupang Indonesia 11.23.07

The November 23, 2007 edition of the Kupang Post, the largest paper in East Timor ran a story featuring the Photovoices project in Lamalera and included quotes from the village photographers.

 

Kupang Post, Kupang Indonesia 9.30.07

The September 30, 2007 edition of the Kupang Post included a story about the need for preserving the cultural tractions of Boti village and told of the overall conservation strategy for the village that was emerging from the pictures and stories. The story also acknowledged the partnership of Photovoices with WWF-Indonesia and the support from National Geographic and the Ford Foundation.