I’m taking part in a Grundtvig Partnership Project COLEARN (http://cla.mixxt.eu/), in which the main goal is to investigate different ways of collaborative learning.
Together with group of students we decided to check, how can we learn to take interesting photos and prepare photo-exhibitions. We want to present our works from all partner countries of the project.
Our first “object” was Turkey – Istanbul and Enez, where we stayed for almost three days. We took a lot of pictures, but for the exhibition to be shown in our centre, we picked up 10 of them. Our goal was to show in this way our story – how we experienced and see Turkey. The photos you can find here: https://plus.google.com/photos/112245605764209144091/albums/6049201507837820913?authkey=CNXRgvzmv4e78AE
We are amateurs/students in this matter, so their quality leaves much to be desired, but anyway we like them, and, what is more important, we believe that we achieved our goal. These photos tell our story – they show most important places we saw and most important situations we experienced.
So we printed our photos (size 30×40 cm), framed them and presented in one of our classrooms. The result looks like this: https://plus.google.com/photos/112245605764209144091/albums/6050320883833397521?authkey=CLPtouuvnZT15wE
Preparing this exhibitions we had to made many decisions. Among other: What we consider as most important places/situations? Which pictures are the best to show it? What is more important – quality of the picture or what it shows? Which size to choose (many factors – space, money, resolution of the photos, and so on)? How to present photos on the walls – one line, to lines, other way? And so on.
I think, we did something interesting, but I see that we made some mistakes in our collaborative work – finally our photos don’t look as nice on the walls as they looked on the computer screen. Now we are preparing for the next exhibition and want to avoid at least some of previous mistakes.
What do you think about this idea? This particular one and in general – are there any “golden advices” for people who want to do something like this? What should we improve? Maybe some of you prepared something similar? I’m very curious about your ideas.