Monday, February 12, 2007

Student Body

I made these photographs of my students in 1979, and just recently scanned them. I was concerned with pure design, each person's physical presentation, and some visual puns from daily life. There are 37 in all- these are a sample.

From the original exhibition statement:
"These photographs are recognitions, stares, explorations, appreciations, laughs, embraces, parties, prayers, and questions raised in seeing people around me. To misquote Robert Creeley, “The Body is the Plan.” There is always more to be learned.

"The individuals photographed are students at Woodlawn, Career Center, and a Gifted/Talented photo class that draws its students from all the regular [Arlington VA] high schools. The pictures are made with a Polaroid SX-70 Alpha-1 instant camera and a Montgomery Ward strobe."