“Everybody's Teaching and Everybody's Learning”: Photovoice and Youth Counseling


concerning this article should be addressed to Laura Smith, Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street, Box 102, New York, NY 10027 (e-mail: ls2396@tc.columbia.edu).


Social justice initiatives within counseling practice have led to calls for interventions that promote critical consciousness and connect youth to their communities. Photovoice projects, which fall under the heading of youth participatory action research, represent promising vehicles for this work. The authors suggest that photovoice activities have a place within the framework of developmental youth counseling programming and present an overview of a photovoice project conducted in collaboration with a community-based organization.