Identity through portraiture: photography

How can identity be communicated through photography? 

Your students will explore a range of photographic portraits on display. Taking inspiration from different artists they will respond by creating their own portraits in the Law Photography studio.

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    Shami Chakrabarti,    by Gillian Wearing,    2011,    NPG 6923,    © National Portrait Gallery, London
Shami Chakrabarti, by Gillian Wearing, 2011

Session duration: 90 mins


Secondary, key stages 3, 4 and 5

This session is for one class of up to twenty-five students to take part.

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Learning objectives

  1. Develop portrait analysis and visual literacy skills. 
  1. Explore how artists convey identity through a range of photographic methods and techniques.
  1. Develop creative skills and techniques in photography. 
  1. Develop general and specialist vocabulary in the subjects of Art & Design and Photography.