Developing an awareness of different aspects of one’s own identity and how this can be represented in a photograph.
- Prompt sheet (see PDF)
- PowerPoint- Use Maud Sulter’s Terpsichore photo and Lorna Simpson’s photo entitled Flipside
- Examples of questions for the Questionnaire:
- Identity– I describe myself as… (e.g. Albanian, immigrant, Irish etc.)
- Emotions – I am generally…(happy, easy going, depressed etc.)
- Things that make me happy/sad/angry are…(friends, family, homework etc.)
- Actions – Things I like to do are…(listen to music, read, sports etc.)
- Inspirations – People I admire are…(my mum, sports icon etc.)
- My aspirations/dreams/hopes are…(to be happy, go to Uni etc.)
- What people like most about me is…(my loyalty, my laugh etc.)
- Prompt Sheet (please see PDF)
a) PowerPoint –
- Explore the choices made by Sulter and Simpson and what impact these have on the final portrait
- Each student is asked to fill out the questionnaire as a tool to help generate ideas about what characteristics they’d like to represent/show/reveal about themselves in their final self-portrait.
c) Prompt sheet –
- Each student is given a prompt sheet to encourage them to think about props/framing/expression/body language/clothing they want to wear etc.
d) Cameras- in pairs
- Each pair is asked to experiment with different poses etc. and begin to plan their final self-portrait.
e) Students to review photos and write down what they need for final shoot.