Photos of the Year 2008 (see also
Every year at this time (the end of the year) organizations publish their picks
for photos of the year. Using these photos with students is a great way to
begin teaching visual literacy. Students should become proficient at not only
analyzing images, but creating them as well. (Roll over each logo to determine which links are active)
See previous photos of the year
Note to educators: I enjoy using photos, like these, for student analysis.
If you are interested in doing the same, consider using some of these resources:
Photography Techniques: Some Basic Vocabulary for
Word & Image, The Language of Photography (TIME Magazine teacher guide)
Reading photographs: Using questions to decode, evaluate, and understand photographic images.
Reading media photographs
How framing affects understanding