Within her recent book, Michele Jarldorn (2018) advances the methodological literature on photovoice. As someone who has also written a book on the photovoice methodology (Latz, 2017), reading this book felt like home to me. It also felt like looking—or reading—in the mirror. I approached the book joyfully, excitedly, and closely. Asserting that radical social work and photovoice have complementary aims, Jarldorn presents a practical and pragmatic look at photovoice in action. Readers across the globe and from any disciplinary background will find this new text rich with nuanced, experience-based, and useful content.


Photovoice, Social Work, Participatory Action Research, Feminism

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My review of this text was completely independent and voluntary; I was not contacted by the author or publisher. As a photovoice researcher, reading this text was truly enjoyable. A close study of the book and the writing of this review were exercises in service to the advancement of the photovoice methodology, something about which I am very passionate. I am an Associate Professor of Adult, Higher, and Community Education within the Department of Educational Leadership at Ball State University. Correspondence regarding this article can be addressed directly to: aolatz@bsu.edu.

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