Nicole Mazzucchelli https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1864-8553


This article shares a reflection on the complementarity of the use of Photo-provocation and the Methodology of Narrative Productions (MPN) applied in a virtual context in the field of studies of old age and social exclusion. First, it describes the discrimination that affects older people and older women, exacerbated by the use of methodological strategies that generally infantilize and dismiss the agency of the older population in the processes of intervention and research. Second, a research experience with older women activists in Chile conducted between 2018 and 2022 is presented. It is exposed how the research was adapted to a virtual design and develops the use of MPN and Photo-provocation, as strategies that when used together contribute to remote work with older women. This work offers an empirical description and a theoretical-methodological reflection of this research experience. The final considerations discuss the contribution of the narrative-visual scaffolding to the production of scientific knowledge in the area of aging, its contributions to the recognition of the agency of older women and their visibility as subjects of knowledge. The ethical-political commitment to which these methodologies are ascribed, characterized by facilitating proximity to the participants, critical analysis of the problems that affect them and the search for collective solutions based on the recognition of their experiences. Likewise, its potential to confront the ageism entrenched in traditional scientific production.



How to Cite

Mazzucchelli, N. (2024). PHOTO-PROVOCATION, NARRATIVE PRODUCTIONS AND VIRTUALITY: METHODOLOGICAL CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THE STUDY OF OLD AGE AND EXCLUSION. New Trends in Qualitative Research, 20(2), e940. https://doi.org/10.36367/ntqr.20.2.2024.e940