Education

LETS TALK ABOUT PHOTOVILLE FENCE!

As you walk along and browse over 200 photos, we invite you to ask questions, discuss, and to engage with the stories. Here are a few questions to get the conversation going.

LOOK CLOSELY!

Top to bottom, identify all of the objects you see. What might they signify or symbolize?
Look around the photo for clues of where and when the photograph was taken.
What words would you use to describe the shapes, patterns, and textures you see and feel?
What similarities and contrasts do you observe? Think about everything from space and scale, to body language, and expression.

WHAT’S THE STORY?

Where do you imagine conversations or connections happening in the image? If thought bubbles appeared, what might they say?
What decisions did the photographer make to capture this image? Why do you think this photograph was made the way it was?
What might be happening just outside the frame? What might have happened the moment before or after? Why do you think the photographer focused where they did?
How does reading the caption or artist statement change your perspective on the photograph?

HOW DO YOU CONNECT?

What mood, feelings, or memories does the image bring up for you?
Would this be a photograph you would want taken of your community? Why or why not?
Which images feel familiar to you and why? Which images challenge stereotypes, or your understanding about the world?
What is a call-to-action you are taking away today?

WE’D LOVE TO CONNECT! PLEASE MESSAGE PHOTOVILLE AND THE ARTISTS TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS.

@PHOTOVILLE #THEFENCE

This discussion guide was generated in a collaborative brainstorm session during Educator Coffee Hour. Many thanks to the following educators for their contributions: Brenna McLaughlin, Caitlin Gibbons, Daniel-Jose Cyan, Jasmin Chang, Jackie Neale, Jessica Bal, Justus Mulwa, Kim Morris, Laura Roumanos, Lluvia Higuera, Mike Davis, Moctar Kane, Moriah Ratner, Natalia Guerrero, Oscar Castillo, Oscar Villeda, Sarah Hoskins, and Susie Katz

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