>It's me, again.
> I am doing my field observations, and I was invited to teach in one of
>the classes I am observing. Great, however, I am not too familiar with
>the journalism part of photography. I have tons of ideas for just
>photography, and a few starting points for the journalism part, but these
>students do not seem to be very motivated on the subject of shooting
>events or other subjects worthy of journalism. Any ideas on how to turn
>them on to photo-journalism?
Just a suggestion ... why don't you start your class out by having them
take pictures at school event that interests them. Pehaps if they're fans
of the school basketball team ... they can take a pictures of the team
members in joy/agony after winning or losing the big game. After this,
maybe they'll be motivated to look for something more deeper that evokes
more emotion. Or maybe you could start out easier and have them create a
Photo Essay incorporating one idea. Perhaps they could take photos of an
older friend/relative (grandparents?) and turn it into a shoot/interview
type session after which they could put a presentation together on the life
of that person ....whatever you come up with, Good Luck!
Student Teacher 7-12 Art
St. Lawrence University/SUNY Potsdam