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[teacherartexchange] Photographs From the African Diaspora -online interactive

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From: Judy Decker (judy.decker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Apr 07 2006 - 11:29:04 PDT


Dear Art Educators,

This is an excellent online presentation....

12. Photographs From the African Diaspora [Macromedia Flash Player]
http://www.moadsf.org/salon/exhibits/photomosaic/index.html

Fans of Robert Silvers and his photomosaics will enjoy this Web site from
the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco. A two-story tall
image of an African child, photographed by Chester Higgins Jr. hangs above
the main entrance to MoAD. A mosaic version of the photograph, composed of
2,000 images contributed by people from all over the world, is the
centerpiece of the Web site. Clicking anywhere on the child's face retrieves
a 30-thumbnail quadrant of the mosaic. Select any of the individual images
in the group to enlarge them, view identifying captions, and read stories
(although a story isn't included for every picture yet). The variety of
images is astounding, from a wedding in Baltimore in 1965, to a woman in
traditional dress carrying a basket on her head in Mali in 2000, to a Masaai
coming of age ceremony in Tanzania. In addition to browsing from the
photomosaic, it is also possible to search by keyword. Furthermore, the
pictures retrieved by a keyword search include related stories more often
than pictures selected from the mosaic. [DS]
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I will be adding a link to this on my Photography page.
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Regards,

Judy Decker
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