Here we feature a video made to evaluate (and record and celebrate) a visual literacy project in Greece, in which a community of migrant families living in temporary accommodation were shown how to take photographic portraits of each other.
The film demonstrates the advantages of using the moving image to record and reflect on the experience of taking part in a project like this: even though the actual project was on still photography, rather than the moving image, there are enough overlaps with film in terms of technique (lighting, framing, composition) and content (portraiture) for us to feel it rewards a closer inspection.
Watch the opening 5 minutes of the film, and think about the kinds of learning that the participants report; what impacts did the project appear to have? and think about the ‘affordances’ of film in evaluation: what can be shown, demonstrated, and shared that maybe can’t be communicated in writing, or a verbal report? Or in photographs?
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