Photovoice was originally developed in China in 1992 by Caroline C. Wang of the University of Michigan and Mary Ann Burris, program officer for women’s health at the Ford Foundation. It was created as a way to enable rural women of Yunnan Province, China, to influence the policies and programs that affected them.

Since then, Photovoice’s successful model and techniques such as photo-elicitation and digital storytelling have allowed often-marginalized participants to create visuals that capture their individual perspectives. It has been employed across the world, allowing people to express and share their stories, their way, and promote social change globally.

Photovoice in Wikipedia