TLC Photography Project

PROJECT:  DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT
DUE DATE:  NOVEMBER 1ST 

Hello TLC Families, 

We are so excited to have you participate in our DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT.  We will be creating our own exhibit to hang outside the museum which will have Daniel Levin’s exclusive Violins and Hope documentary photography exhibit and book launch on November…

The project is simple.  

  1. Take a photograph of something, or someone that has meaning to you, your child, or your family.  It can be an object or one with people in it.  It can be as simple as a picture of a recipe or a photo of people eating dinner together.  
  2. The key to documentary photography is that there is a story in that photo. As you take the photo, think of looking at something with a different lens, or perspective. Think WHY  it is important to you? What is the message you are trying to convey? Look at the foreground, the light, the background. This is  the part that makes the photo so important.  In a few sentences, tell the story. The WHY of the photo.. Think about how it makes you or your child/family feel. 

IMPORTANT:  PLEASE EMAIL THE PICTURES TO ME ALONG WITH THE SENTENCES. THE SENTENCES CAN BE IN THE BODY OF THE EMAIL. (drock@ttti.org) PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR FAMILY’S NAME AND/OR YOUR CHILD/CHILDREN’S NAMES AT THE END OF THE FEW SENTENCES.  HERE ARE A COUPLE OF EXAMPLES…

My favorite time of year.  I love the crunch of the leaves, the way the sky sheds light through the trees. My brother walks his dog beside me as we talk about our lives and problem-solve our struggles together. Walking with my dog, who has made me a dog believer, is a highlight of my day.  This metropark walk fills my soul.  It’s family, it’s beautiful and I feel lucky to be there at that moment.  

Dina Rock -Director of Learning

These times are rare to see these days.  The joy of a grandma laughing with her grandson.  The smiles on both their faces. My son has always felt close to her.  He has loved the way she listens to him, asks questions, tells stories. She leads a different life now, her memories fading every day, but on this day, she knows him, cherishes being with him and this moment is a gift.  What you can’t see are the people surrounding them. The smiles are on their faces as well.  Knowing how special this moment in time is. 

Dina Rock – Director or Learning