Student Photographers Document Their Neighborhood

Davis Magnet School Second Graders went out with cameras today to document their neighborhood. Along the way, they forged relationships with neighbors of all kinds: business owners, missionaries, public servants, and artists. It was a fantastic day. The rain held off until our very last stop. Here are two favorites of mine. There were lots of exclamations like:

Second Grade Photographer

“Using a camera is fun!”

“Maybe I’ll be an artist when I grow up.”

This student worked very hard to frame this statue of Eudora Welty, which is on the grounds of The Commons at Eudora Welty’s birthplace.

The bronze statue of Welty provides an interesting subject for the students.

They are always interested in knowing why she was so tall. Jonathan Sims, the artist-in-residence at The Commons, showed the students some of his sculptural works in progress so they could understand the process.

Eudora Welty Statue by Student Photographer

2 Responses to Student Photographers Document Their Neighborhood

  • Jane says:

    I enjoyed looking at the students’ photos when they returned from their visits. It is always fun to see through their eyes for a bit.

  • Patty says:

    This is such a good idea–having students visit their neighborhood, meeting the people who live and work where they go to school and asking them to look at the neighborhood through the lens of the camera. It is always a surprise what they see and how they frame what they see.

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