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Essential Lens: Analyzing Photographs Across the Curriculum

A Closer Look (video)

This introduction to the course models the process of analyzing photographs with teachers and students. Photography historian Makeda Best discusses the Focus In method with teachers, and educator Julie Keefe employs the method with students at a photography exhibit on "light and dark." Photography curator at the Portland Art Museum, Julia Dolan discusses how she carefully selects a set of photographs to tell a larger story.

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A Closer Look is a helpful video to view first, as it provides the basis for further study.

This video features:

  • Photography historian Dr. Makeda Best on working with teachers to model the Focus In method for analyzing photographs
  • Dr. Julia Dolan on curating a museum exhibit and how carefully selecting a set of photographs can tell a larger story
  • Photographer and educator Julie Keefe on guiding students though a photography exhibit.

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A Closer Look is a helpful video to view first, as it provides the basis for further study.

This video features:

  • Photography historian Dr. Makeda Best on working with teachers to model the Focus In method for analyzing photographs
  • Dr. Julia Dolan on curating a museum exhibit and how carefully selecting a set of photographs can tell a larger story
  • Photographer and educator Julie Keefe on guiding students through a photography exhibit.

Additional Videos

Each video introduces users to the ways photographic images impact our lives and what we know about the world and its history. Watch A Closer Look first, as it provides the basis for further study, and includes teachers practicing the Focus In method of analyzing photographs.

WitnessLivesEvidence, and Story offer a rare glimpse into the inspirations, processes, careers, and perspectives of individuals from a range of fields that use photography in their professional work. Featured in each are teachers teaching a lesson from the collections.

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Essential Lens: Analyzing Photographs Across the Curriculum

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Produced by Oregon Public Broadcasting. © 2015
  • Closed Captioning
  • ISBN: 1-57680-905-6

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