This article discusses the trial of visual research methods in a socio-economic research and development project with women subsistence farmers and their families in two regions of Papua New Guinea (PNG). It reports on the benefits and challenges of three visual research methods (drawing, participatory photography, and picture elicitation) to explore the agricultural practice of women subsistence farmers and their families. The paper discusses the potential of these methods for enhancing community engagement, reducing the power imbalance between researchers and participants, and promoting dialogue and reflection to better understand the needs and practices of subsistence farmers.
MIKHAILOVICH, K., PAMPHILON, B., & CHAMBERS, B. (2015). Participatory visual research with subsistence farmers in Papua New Guinea. Development in Practice, 25(7), 997-1010. https://doi.org/10.1080/09614524.2015.1069260