The International Center for Photography (ICP) and photo publisher/non-profit foundation, Aperture, will offer an online conversation between photographer Susan Meiselas and ICP’s Managing Director of Programs David Campany on Meiselas’s new Aperture publication, Eyes Open: 23 Photography Projects for Curious Kids, on April 28 from 6 – 7pm. The program is free and will take place on Zoom, but you’ll need to register here.
The book is loosely inspired by Meiselas’ previous cult classic, Learn to See, a sourcebook of ideas from and for teachers and students published in 1974.
How do we lead others to see and be inspired by the photographic process? Campany and Meiselas will discuss the book which promotes new ways of seeing and exploring photography for kids, as well as the practice of teaching photography. They will also re-visit Meiselas’s 1974 book, Learn to See: A Sourcebook of Photography Projects by Students and Teachers, to examine the ways in which teaching photography has evolved and continued to inspire new generations of imagemakers over the last nearly fifty years.
Compiled by Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas, Eyes Open is a sourcebook of photography ideas for kids—to engage with the world through the camera.
Twenty-three enticing projects help inspire a process of discovery and new ways of telling stories and animating ideas. Eyes Open features photographs by young people from around the globe, as well as work by professional artists that demonstrates how a simple idea can be expanded. Playful and meaningful, this book is for young would-be photographers and those interested in expressing themselves creatively.