Gordon Parks - Level 1
Gordon Parks - Level 1

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The first level of this badge represents research on the history of photojournalism, documentary photography and the use of photography as a tool for social change.


Erie Neighborhood House


Badge Type: knowledge

Expected Duration: 0 weeks


  1. To demonstrate familiarity with photojournalist/documentary photographers and the use of photography and photo stories as tools for social change learners must conduct research on two photographers, write short essays summarizing their lives and work, and give a presentation on one of them to the program members.
  2. Find and analyze an inspiring photo story that deals with an issue that is important to the learner and write a short essay about why/how it is effective and how they would shoot a story on that issue.
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