Monthly Archives: January 2018

Inspiration-Dawoud Bey

Dawoud Bey photographed high school students in their schools for his series Class Pictures. In a new post, respond to this work (300 words min). Characterize Bey’s portrait style. How does he use expression, pose, framing, light, and foreground background relationships to create these sympathetic portraits of young people? What ideas did you get about how you might approach portrait photography from looking at this work?

View a selection of Class Pictures:

and the interview with Dawoud Bey about creating this work: