What is Photo Language?

Photographic images to use for conversation in groups and as therapeutic cards

A lot has been said about the special characteristics of pictures as a means of communication. The saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” is but one example conveying the compactness and complexity contained in pictures.

The Photo-Language technique helps to explore emotions and interpretations in the context of personal and social relationships and circumstances. Photo-Language is a technique that uses photo cards as the medium to stimulate communication. The use of these images helps elicit both cognitive and emotional interpretations to personal and social relationships. Exploring oneself through pictures enables people to understand themselves and communicate this understanding better. It increases intimacy and understanding. Used correctly, this technique can help clients process and reflect on their current situation.

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