Tiffany Fairey

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Position Visiting Research Fellow
Department Sociology
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Tiffany Fairey

Tiffany is visual sociologist and practitioner with over 20 years experience specialising in participatory visual media. She co-founded the award-winning photographic charity PhotoVoice and led its growth in its first decade.  Having worked on over 40 projects with marginalised groups using photography and digital media as a tool for advocacy and social change, she has published resources, trained and lectured on participatory visual media and grassroots empowerment.  In 2010 she was awarded the Royal Photographic Society’s Hood Medal for outstanding advance in photography for public service.

Completing her PhD in Visual Sociology at Goldsmiths in 2015, Tiffany’s academic research focuses on the impact, politics and purpose of participatory visual methods and approaches. Current research interests include participatory visual activism, the history of community photography, NGO visual politics, visual literacy and arts evaluation.  In addition to academic research, she works with NGOs and institutions to develop and deliver participatory visual projects and training and specialises in participatory monitoring and evaluation.

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