A portrait treasure trail and photographic assignment in response to the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2015.
- Activity sheet (Portrait treasure trail)
- Postcards from exhibition (or photo printouts of a few images from exhibition)
- Pre- trip visit to gallery
- Create an activity sheet relevant to whatever exhibition you are visiting.
- Create a photo activity relevant to the exhibition
a) Working in pairs, students are given their Portrait Treasure Trail
This includes the following:
- Find a portrait that doesn’t show the person’s face.
What does this portrait tell you about this person?
- Find a portrait where the person is not looking directly at the camera.
What is their expression and what does this tell you about them?
- Find a portrait that tells a story.
What are the clues?
- Find a portrait of someone you feel you have nothing in common with.
What is it that you don’t have in common?
Can you find one thing you DO have in common?
- All 4 portraits won a prize, but the first one won 1st place (£12,000).
Do you agree?
- Find these 4 photos (images included on the sheet) in the exhibition and you decide which portrait should have won.
b) Photographic assignment-
Students are given a postcard (or printed out image) from the exhibition and asked to recreate it.
Working in pairs students are:
- Given one camera per pair
- Each pair given one postcard/photo
Images printed out on A4 for a mini exhibition for the next session.