Archive for Tuesday, October 22, 2002

Come see the best part of me

October 22, 2002


Summing up what a person is like with a single word or image isn't easy. But Lawrence High School students paired with Centennial School second- and third-graders to capture their images on camera.

Advanced Photography students in Angelia Perkins' class collaborated with Tina Pederson's class at Centennial School to create these projects, in a lesson developed by Perkins and student teacher Deena Amont.

The Centennial class studied the human body and the skeleton, and they wrote about their favorite part of their body. They also wrote biographies about their favorite games, food, toys and other things they liked.

Advanced Photography students and elementary students, paired with "buddies," exchanged letters and pictures before meeting to get better acquainted. The high school students then took pictures of their partners in an effort to capture the unique aspect of each child.

Amont said the project was based on the work of photographer Wendy Ewald, who was an Artist-in-Residence in September at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Mo.

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