ECC x AAI: Nat Ward

May 21, 2019
Presented in collaboration with Congregation Beth Elohim Early Childhood Center

Utilizing instant film cameras and monochrome film, artist and photographer Nat Ward encouraged students to engage in a closer kind of looking at the world around them. With the supervision and support of ECC Team Members, Ward led a photographic exploration of the block where the school is located.

Students led their own explorations, taking 5-10 photographs of the people, places, and things they noted as they moved around the block. Back in the classroom, everyone looked at the photographs and each student shared the meaning of their images with the artist. Imagination was encouraged in this reflection so that students could begin to talk about the photographed world that they each created. The discussion was guided by questions including “what do you see?”, “what do you think might be happening?”, and “why is this important to you?”

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