Exploring Media Representation and Bias in Photography

Posted by The Pulitzer Center on July 28, 2020

In this lesson, students evaluate how images can inform a person’s understanding of what a place looks like—sometimes contributing to stereotypes—and brainstorm images that they can compose to accurately depict everyday life in their communities in order to take control of their own narrative.

This lesson is the first of seven in the Everyday DC photojournalism unit. This project was developed by Pulitzer Center education staff and D.C. Public Schools, and is completed by 15+ middle schools across the District annually. Although developed for D.C. students, these materials can be used to spark discussion about media representation of any community, and the project has been implemented at every grade level.

View the lesson: https://pulitzercenter.org/builder/lesson/exploring-media-representation-and-bias-photography-23463?utm_source=email&utm_medium=educationnewsletter&utm_campaign=7152020

Learn more about the Everyday DC photojournalism unit: https://pulitzercenter.org/lesson-plan-grouping/everyday-dc-photojournalism-unit-inspired-everyday-africa-project?utm_source=email&utm_medium=educationnewsletter&utm_campaign=7152020

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