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Metropolitan Museum of Art releases 400,000 pictures!

Metropolitan Museum of Art releases 400,000 pictures!


Whether you’re looking to examine photos documenting the past with students or print out images for collage, 400,000 is an awful lot of pictures!  The Metropolitan Museum of Art recently announced that they are releasing these photos for non-commercial use.  Check out the article and a sampling of the awesomeness on the This Is Colossal blog:



Lewis Hine: Photographs of Child Labor


Lewis Hine was a teacher in the early 20th Century who became so concerned about the abuses and evils of Industrial era child labor in the U.S. that he quit his job teaching and toured the country taking photographs of child laborers of all stripes.  His photos were later instrumental in the adoption of child labor laws in this country.  Check out his photos and the accompanying lesson plan ideas if you’d like to explore concepts like the rights of the child, family, work, health, self, community, heroes of history, class, agism, photography/documentary work, the power of art to change society, or being a courageous ally.

Photos are here: http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/hine-photos/

And lesson plan ideas are here: http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/hine-photos/activities.html

Mural Locator: Find Murals Around the World!

Mural Locator: Find Murals Around the World!

Find and learn about murals in your community and all around the world!  An excellent visual resource for teaching artists teaching about murals and other cultures…

Thanks to Aaron Goldman for sharing!


Make a Pinhole Camera or Camera Obscura

Looking for a fun project to do with students exploring light, photography, projection, filmmaking, etc.?  Try making a pinhole camera or turning a space into a camera obscura.

Here are some links where you can learn to make different kinds of Cameras Obscura or Pinhole Cameras:

1. Paintcan Camera: http://www.paintcancamera.com/cameraobscura.html

2. The Creators Project:  http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/make-your-own-camera-obscura-instructables-how-to


3. Spoonful: http://spoonful.com/crafts/how-make-camera-obscura

4. Howcast: http://www.howcast.com/videos/387145-How-to-Transform-a-Room-into-a-Camera-Obscura

5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Izhi5kW_o8