Stephen F. Austin State University


Voices From Small Places- Murvaul Creek Area

PhotoVoice is a method that combines photography with journaling. In this project, volunteers are given cameras and asked to take pictures of places in their community that are important to them in their personal history and hold value for them.

As they take their photographs, volunteers explain in a journal why they took the pictures they did, creating both a written and photographic record of personal remembrances all directly tied to place.

The following short video presentation includes some of the photographs and journal entries provided by volunteers. These long time residents of the Murvaul Creek area have seen their community change over the course of time.