PhotoVoice HIV


PhotoVoice HIV 2018

About PhotoVoice HIV

The goal of PhotoVoice HIV is to highlight the lives of people living with HIV (PLWHIV) and/or their significant others. The participants will get a chance to share their personal insights and experiences in a gallery setting.

We aim to shed light on existing misinformation surrounding the topic of HIV, challenge related stigma and discrimination, and raise awareness towards the reality of living with HIV through the medium of photography.

Submission Guidelines

  • To submit a photograph you must be living OR directly affected by HIV.
  • A maximum of two photographs per participant.
  • You must provide your age, gender, and location along with your submission. The provided demographic information will be displayed under each photo.
  • The collected data will be stored in compliance with GDPR.
  • Your submission must contain a title and a small description (max. 60 words), explaining the concept/meaning of the photo.
  • The photographs must be taken by you.
  • The photographs can be taken using any device, i.e. mobile phone, laptop, etc.
  • Submissions including faces, brand logos, or children will not be accepted.
  • Photographs of photographs or images taken from the internet will not be accepted.
  • All images will be checked for copyright infringement.
  • The selected photographs will be displayed at the Launch Night in The Cork Vision Centre on November 28th, 2018. The exhibition will remain on display until World AIDS Day 2018.
  • A number of select photographs will be printed and displayed during Park Run event on World AIDS Day, December 1st in Ballincollig, Cork.
  • All submissions must be emailed to
  • The hard deadline for submission is midnight, Sunday, November 18th, 2018.
  • The authors of the photographs selected for display or print will be notified by email by Wednesday, November 21st.

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About PhotoVoice

  • PhotoVoice gives underrepresented groups a chance to express themselves and tell their own story through the medium of photography.
  • It provides an accessible way to describe realities, communicate perspectives, and raise awareness of social and global issues.
  • The format allows the viewers to depict their own meaning from the image before discovering the artist’s original intention.