1. Download your "sense of place" photograph onto the common drive in the folder
"01-14-2015 Sense of Place."
Save your image as lastname-firstname.jpg
2. Write up a one to two paragraph statement about your image in Microsoft Word. It should start as
"I live in a place where..." OR "I am in a place where..."
and then in the next paragraph(s) EXPLAIN how your photograph fits the theme of "Sense of Place" and the story of how you came up with it.
Make sure your write up has your name and photograph at the top of the paper.
Save your write up as lastname-firstname-writeup
Save in the common folder 01-15-2015 Write up sense of place
If you would like to be in the Instagram gallery of images, hashtag your photograph
If your Instagram is set on private and you would still be interested in being involved, email your image to me with your caption "I live in a place where..." and I will put it up as RBVPhotos.
Yay! Once again we will be collaborating with Harvard Westway school as well as students from around the world to do a smartphone challenge called "A Sense of Place." He will be putting chosen photographs on Tumblr and creating a book. Exciting stuff, and an AMAZING opportunity to get involved with! You can see examples of students' work on Instagram at #hwphotosenseofplace.
Your photograph and brief written description of the place is due by January 9th, the Friday after we return from break. It will be done independently outside of classroom time.
Documentary Photography- think Dorothea Lange and her photographs of people during the Depression. A documentary photographer tries to tell a story through their lens in an objective way. Here is a great website for more information explaining what documentary photography is http://historymatters.gmu.edu/mse/photos/
Here is information from Mr. Medina, the organizer of this challenge, as well as a slideshow with examples below.
"In this challenge we are asking students and artist from around the globe to help create a 21st-century portrait of where they live by turning their cameras on their neighborhoods, families, friends and schools.
We would love to see a vibrant documentation by teenagers and artist residing in rural villages and urban neighborhoods, wealthy suburbs , border towns and blue-collar Rust Belt towns. Together, I think these images will create an important and lasting document of the world today as seen by artist and teens.
The project is inspired by a belief in the power of photography as an educational tool, and by a desire to help people communicate the way they see their lives and their communities. The project also aims at encouraging students to respond to artistic challenges that will push their creative and technical boundaries."