Literacy Through Photography @ Duke University

The Literacy Through Photography (LTP) program challenges children to explore their world as they photograph scenes from their lives and use their images as catalysts for verbal and written expression. The scenes are framed around four thematic explorations–self-portrait, community, family, and dreams. LTP promotes an expansive use of photography across different curricula and disciplines, building on the information that children naturally possess and connecting them with broader perspectives and ways of communicating. Students furthermore gain new ways of viewing themselves and their communities. LTP was launched in 1990 by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, working in collaboration with the Durham Public Schools. As part of the program, LTP staff members teach a multidisciplinary undergraduate course that includes a semester-long internship in the Durham Public Schools.

Literacy Through Photography Exhibitions
(don’t miss the podcasts at bottom of page)
Literacy Through Photography BLOG
Click on ‘Projects’ link to see more of Center for Documentary Studies Work

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