top of page
  1. Explore the Photos:

    • Click on each photo to learn more about the photographer and their work.

  2. Choose and Observe:

    • Select a photograph and list five observations about the photographer's work. Focus on the facts of the photo's visual information.

  3. Reflect and Share:

    • Reflect on your observations and share your insights with your class. What is the impact of photography in your life?

Timothy O'Sullivan 

William Eggleston

Curiosity's Selfie, Mars

Nicéphore Niépce

Dorthea Lange

2007 iphone

Ivan Silva

1. Click on each photo to learn more

2. Select a photo and list your observations

3. Share your observations

The evolution of photography from the 1980s to 2023 has been marked by transformative technological advancements, changing artistic trends, and the widespread integration of digital platforms.

Here's a brief overview of the major shifts and developments >

  1. Watch the video

    • Count how many steps there is in developing a photo "old-school" i.e. before digital.

  2. Reflect
    • Would you have the patience?

    • How often do you need to create a hard copy of one of your smartphone photos?

  3. Identify what has changed

The word Photography literally means 'drawing with light', which derives from the Greek photo, meaning light and graph, meaning to draw.


In a world where virtually everyone has access to a camera at all times, what does it really mean to be a photographer? To take a meaningful photo? Dive into these videos and reflect on the difference between taking a picture and telling a story. 

>6 minutes

There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment.

– Robert Frank

>2 minutes

A fuzzy picture of a clear idea is better than a clear picture of a fuzzy idea 

- Henri Cartier-Bresson

>7 minutes

Anyone can take a photo, but not everyone sees the images around them.

How can you move through your surroundings with intention to capture a feeling, memory, or moment in a way that no one else can?

bottom of page