As a media literacy educator, I teach my students that understanding and interpreting popular media involves more than just evaluating content. I try to explain how each medium communicates messages differently, and both medium and message must be considered when evaluating and analyzing a media artifact. This project highlights the distinction between medium and message by contrasting them.
Beautiful landscape photographs are typically taken with extremely high fidelity equipment and printed on large panoramic paper. By shooting the same content with a tiny instant film camera, a whole new message comes to the front. I hope that by looking at our surroundings through a slightly different lens, we can bring to the surface our own perspectives on nature and beauty as well as media and technology.
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