This photo essay documents a community-based research project using photo-voice methodology, an arts-based form of inquiry relying on photography, with youth and an interdisciplinary community-based learning course for undergraduate students accompanying the project. Using the theoretical frameworks related to critical youth empowerment, critical race theory, and humanizing research, we focus on unpacking the conditions under which young people are willing and able to engage in deep inquiry and articulate and share thoughts on identity and community with one another and the outside world. Our work also aims to share important aspects of the pedagogical processes related to work with multiple affordances, including space, time, materials, and multi-age groupings. We outline the ways participating youth and university students act as co-researchers using photovoice methodology to explore various aspects of civic engagement and the ways they share what they come to know.


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pp. 241-257
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