Go Photo! features 25 hands-on and creative activities inspired by photography. Aimed at children between eight and twelve years old, this playful and fun collection of projects encourages young readers to experiment with their imaginations, get messy with materials and engage with the world in new and exciting ways. Indoors or outdoors, from a half-hour to a whole day, and whether alone or with friends, family or an unsuspecting pet, there is a photo activity for all occasions. Some don’t even require a camera! Each project also features a series of pictures and handy tips to help guide the reader step-by-step, building a visual language and encouraging creativity as they go. Accessible, fun and practical, the activities in this book have been brought together to engage children in the fun and wonder of photography.
Number of pages: 108
Number of images: 85
Publication date: 05-24-2016
Measurements: 10.75 x 8.5 x 0.7 inches
Proujansky touches on technical aspects of photography, such as composition and lighting (and an opening section offers some loose photography rules including – Publishers Weekly
turn off the flash), but her emphasis is generally on playful exploration, building readers’ confidence behind the camera through an array of creative projects and ideas.
I love that this book can force kids to use their imagination, think outside-of-the-box and in some cases actually spend time outdoors. – Here Wee Read
Trust me, this one will get kids thinking creatively and having fun, just in time for summer. – Literary Hoots
Highly recommended for children who love photography and creative thinkers. – Here Wee Read
Alice Proujansky is Aperture Foundation’s coordinator of community partnerships. She holds a BFA from the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, and has taught photography and led professional development coaching sessions for educators at Urban Arts Partnership, the Red Hook Community Justice Center, and the New York City Department of Education. A practicing photojournalist covering working motherhood and birth, her work has been published in the New York Times, New York, the Guardian, the New Republic, and others.