Date: August 4, 2020

Khulisa recently held a learning session to explore visual methodologies in evaluation. In this blog we take a look at three key methods and how they can be applied:

  1. Autophotography: Asking participants to take photographs of their environment and then using the photographs as actual data. It captures the world through the participant’s eyes with subsequent knowledge production

  1. Photo elicitation: Using photographs or other visual mediums in an interview to generate verbal discussion to create data and knowledge. Different layers of meaning can be discovered as this method evokes deep emotions, memories, and ideas

  1. Evaluation validation: Documenting the evidence of an event using photographs to, for example, compare sites of observation in before- and after photos

For further reading and more methods, you can also download the presentation from the Visual Methods learning session and consult the sources below: