During their time together and apart, Project: Identity Photography participants learned a variety of technical, historical, and creative ways to use photography as a form of self-expression.
Each year, we start or end each class with a ritual: a recurring theme or assignment. Rituals encourage critical thinking, observation, and a photo essay or series development as well as spontaneity when taking pictures. We decided to shift the focus of our ritual to address what was happening in our society.
Each week from March through June, our teens were asked to take pictures from home as a way to document the global health crisis and how it affected their immediate lives. This page offers a glimpse into the home life of a select few students before and during social distancing practices and stay-at-home mandates.