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Photonovelas (or fotonovelas) are like comic books, but they are compiled using photographs and captions. They are a highly visual and creative form of getting a message across to a diverse population. Based on the revolutionary Brazilian educator Paulo Friere’s concepts of participatory education, the process of creating the photonovelas allows learners to define the content and outcome of their own learning by creating a story line about an important topic or theme and then acting it out; using pictures as a means to express a story and message. Essentially, the genre of the photonovela challenges a more traditional educational approach because it has the learner as the main subject in the pedagogical process.