The impact of a photovice project on a group of women who experienced breast cancer

Author/s Anna Padoan, Giulia Dante
Publishing Year 2018 Issue 2018/2
Language Italian Pages 11 P. 26-36 File size 202 KB
DOI 10.3280/PSC2018-002004
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This paper describes a Photovoice project held in 2016 at the Association "Noi e il cancro-Volontà di Vivere" based in Padua, Italy, called "Obiettivo Rivivere" and addressed to a group of women joined by a breast cancer diagnosis. The paper studies the impacts of the project on the participants/photographers a year after its end. Data were collected with semi-structured interviews. This study reveals how Photovoice is a way for the women to explore their past, share it with a peer-group they feel to belong to, and spread their message to a wider community, being able to improve both the individual and the collective empowerment.

Keywords: Empowerment, photovoice, community psychology, cancer, women, photog-raphy.

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Anna Padoan, Giulia Dante, L’impatto di un progetto di photovoice con un gruppo di donne accomunate dalla malattia oncologica al seno in "PSICOLOGIA DI COMUNITA’" 2/2018, pp 26-36, DOI: 10.3280/PSC2018-002004