Monday, February 11, 2008

One day picture story ideas

I have 2 possibilities that feel strong for my 1 day picture story.

The top two photographs show John Tinker and his son Fisher. Tinker and his family live in the former Laurence J. Daly School in Fayette, Missouri, where the classrooms hold a unique collection of antiquated objects. Now following a quiet life, Tinker was once in the limelight when he took his Tinker vs. Des Moines Community School District case to the U.S. Supreme Court after being suspended for wearing a black arm band in protest of the Vietnam war. The 1969 decision is used in courts today to determine whether a school's disciplinary actions are in violation of students' First Amendment rights.
Now John Tinker is a stay-at-home dad, while working to restore the former school. His wife, Patricia, works at John's sister's doctor's office in Fayette. Passionate about authentic community and alternative living (including appropriate uses of technology), the Tinker/Fishers host Quaker meetings at the schoolhouse.

The third photograph shows Izzy Acurso, a home-schooled 14-year-old. Izzy is a stellar example of good upbringing coupled with the freedom to develop her interests as she likes. Her story appeals to me in that I am forever seeking ways to show the lives of girls. I talked with her about working on a multimedia piece and she's expressed excitement about the idea.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Bus Stop Sequence

Bus Stop Sequence... continued

One of the hardest things about going to junior high is catching the bus at 7 a.m. every morning. This means waking up long before the sun rises to have time for breakfast and a shower, getting to the bus stop and waiting outside in every kind of weather.
"Not bad", says 14-year-old Zola Sturtz when he calls the time and temp before heading out the door. It's 30 degrees out, better than many other winter days of late.
He walks down the street, the only person out besides a jogger and a car that drives by. Soon the bus arrives to take him to school.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Picture Sequence

I'm still searching for the right subject for the sequence assignment. I've tried a few different situations that have all bombed, so in the meantime I'll post some photos I took backstage at a belly dance performance in December.