On Sight

Lesson 11

CONTEXT: Introduction

NICARAGUA. Esteli. 1979. Sandinistas at the walls of the Esteli National Guard headquarters.

Lesson eleven introduces students to the idea of context: how and where we encounter images on a daily basis. Students will understand that where we first see images has a direct impact on our interpretation of their meaning. Students are challenged to manipulate the context in order to change the meanings of photographs. This lesson includes works by Susan Meiselas, Shepard Fairey, Banksy, and Hank Willis Thomas.

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