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Objective: Be Cool in School
Lesson #3: Getting the right exposure.
Repost from August 2017
I was just at the Museum of Contemporary Photography (on the campus of Columbia College Chicago) for an art education event. I saw the above photograph(s) and WHOA.
I thought, "Who's responsible for this coolness?"
The answer: Dawoud Bey
It gets cooler. Bey made this and many other HUGE (20 x 24) Polaroid photos during a residency at Columbia College and Providence-St. Mel High School in Chicago in 1993.
He was given a large format Polaroid camera and an office, that became his studio, at PSM. Students who worked with Bey got their own Polaroid cameras and engaged in discussions about photography and art. He took pictures of them and they got to see the massive results real time!
Check this out for an idea of how big they are:
Bey's work was displayed at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, alongside the students small Polaroids.
So good, right? If you wanna geek out and learn all the deets, watch this 16 minute video on the partnership:
Cool fact: Bey still lives in Chicago.
Last thing, quick plug for the Museum of Contemporary Photography. It’s great! Go with your fam and have deep convos.