Photovoice as a method of data collection in the study of motherhood over the age of 35: the power of images

  • Maria Santos
  • Maria Lopes
  • Maria Botelho


Objective: explore the use of Photovoice data collection method in qualitative research. Method: Data collection performed through interviews and photographs using Photovoice and analysis performed with the Grounded Theory methodology. Results: from the analysis of the photographs captured by the participants and their elicitation during the interviews, one category emerged: Needing Time For Yourself. Conclusions: Photovoice proved to be an important method of data collection by allowing access to the perspective of the participants and better understand the meaning of the phenomenon of late motherhood. Using Photovoice at the same time as Grounded Theory has been shown to bring reciprocal benefits.