Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Pictures of Judaism from our students' eyes

The older class (ages 9-12) just finished an photography project. The project was divided into two parts. First, they took color photos of different scenes from their religious life, any object of their choice. Then, they picked one of these color photos and took eleven more photos with a black and white camera of just this one object. The goal was to view these religious objects through different angles, to take them out of their normal context in a way. Is a menorah just a menorah when its candles are lit? Do we recognize it as a menorah even if it is hidden within a tree? These and other kinds of questions provided the jump-off point for a really incredible range of pictures by the students.

Take a look at some of their photos below!

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