Driving Question: How might I use photomontage as a tool to foster socio-politic reflection?
What was your initial idea and what did you want to do/learn with this project?
I like to know what’s happening around the different corners of the world. Thus I read and watch a lot of the news. Then I thought: why don’t I make something out of it? That’s how I started it. It’s an ongoing project, and I’m mostly developing my research and multicultural literacy skills. Also, I have been improving my photoshop skills a lot, but it’s not my main focus.
Did your project development and change from your initial idea, if so how?
Initially, I did not know the topics I would work on; I just figured it out as I researched through newspapers and magazines. I also visited museums and memorials around different countries in Europe, which worked as an inspiration for some of my montages, which will be available next term.
What are your big takeaway lessons from this project?
It’s possible to transform a cabbage into a flower: raw and boring news can become interactive and interesting art pieces.