Finding, framing, focus: Making sense of photographs through critical visual literacies

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


How do you use photographs? When, where, and why, if at all? Photographs and amateur photography continue to play a significant part in the out-of-school literacy practices of children, young people, and adults alike. Whether through social media or for private meaning-making, the pictures we take (or indeed find) are tied to our ways of seeing (in) and being in the world. In this workshop, we the presenters (Navan Govender, Zinnia Mevawalla, and Jane Catlin from the University of Strathclyde) draw on our collective interests in critical literacy studies, participatory methods, and art and design. Participants can expect to take and use photographs to explore the spaces and things around them, share and contest meanings, tell stories, and explore the pedagogical utilities of images and words through the lens of critical visual literacies. Please have a camera (phone) and writing equipment to hand.
Period4 Mar 2023
Event titleUKLA National Conference Talking Pictures: Developing Visual Literacy - March 4th 2023
Event typeConference
Degree of RecognitionNational