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Student Photographers Document History During the Pandemic

As the world closed down, a high school photography assignment captured the imaginations of students and teachers around the country.

May 29, 2020

Students in Wendy McElfish’s photography class studied the work of Dorothea Lange before embarking upon a photography assignment of their own, with thematic prompts. Teacher Danielle Sharp adapted McElfish’s lessons into a slide presentation, “Photography as Witness.”

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