Weekly Photo Writing Prompt: A Voice From the Past
This prompt is inspired by the piece that I wrote about my high school yearbook photo back in August 2009 for Laurie Halse Andersons for Write Fifteen Minutes a Day (WFMAD) and that I submitted to Bedford/St. Martins Gallery of Writing.
For this project, students choose their own photos, based on the kind of project they are completing. Here are some options students can use:
A Voice From the Past. What would the person in the photo you have chosen say to you? What would that voice from the past tell you. Your job is to create a text from the perspective of the person in the photo. She will speak to the future, sharing something about things she has learned and what she has done.
Try freewriting on one of these questions to get started:
Source, what's the story behind the photo. who took the picture, etc.
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Weekly Photo Writing Prompt: Reflection on Censorship
September 25October 2 is Banned Books Week (BBW), so Ive chosen a photo related to censorhip and book banning for this, the first post of what I hope will be a regular feature, assuming feedback is positive.
Take this photo of a dog. If you just saw the photo, you might think it was a dog at the pound. Maybe youd feel sorry for her. In truth though, theres no reason for pity.
If we sat down together and I showed you that image, I'd tell you thats a photo of Daisi, one of my moms poodles. Shes been at the dog groomers all afternoon, getting a bath and a hair cut. Weve arrived to pick her up and take her home, so shes fairly happy but also a little concerned that her brother is getting out of the cage before she is.
viz images list: http://viz.cwrl.utexas.edu/content/images
Find images that focus on something particular like the Vintage Crayons, Paints, & Art Supplies Flickr set
flickr sets (crayons, cig ads)
Wired: The Library of Congress Acquires Working Photog’s Prints
You can find images of almost everything on Flickr. Recently, for instance, a collection of Vintage Crayons, Paints, & Art Supplies images inspired a List of Ten for me. I found the image of the military dog above by searching for pictures of cemeteries.