At the 2016 Collaborations for Cause Conference, we had the privilege of interviewing award-winning photojournalist Sara Terry, who gave us valuable insights into visual literacy and let us view many of her powerful photographs. In this video, Terry discusses creating lesson plans about the power of the still image, and guides us through the process of “seeing” one of her most celebrated photographs, using critical thinking skills to gain understanding. As she says, “I don’t know if there is anything more powerful than a still photo to take you into that vertical space of reflection, engagement and empathy.”
This interview was conducted by PhotoWings in partnership with The Aftermath Project and the Blue Earth Alliance.
Sara Terry is an award-winning documentary photographer and filmmaker, and journalist. She was a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow in Photography -- and a member of IATSE Local 600. She is also the founder and artistic director of The Aftermath Project, a grant-making, educational non-profit founded on the premise that “War is Only Half the Story.”
She has lectured at The Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles, and TedXNashville 2013, "Storytelling in a Post-Journalism World." She teaches at The Community Storytelling Project at Venice Arts.
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