Photoville Educator Labs

For educators who want to bring photography and visual storytelling into the classroom, join us for free one-day professional development workshops.
Practice tools for using photography in the classroom

Learn strategies to use photography for students to practice literacy, analysis, and critical thinking skills.

Collaborate with photographers and journalists

Work directly with artists to develop visual storytelling-based lesson plans.

Network with teachers across disciplines

Brainstorm and collaborate with teachers across the city and across disciplines. Enjoy a meal and happy hour with your colleagues!

They can be downloaded from our Education Resources page.

Photoville Educator Labs are produced in partnership with PhotoWings.

Explore projects and methods to inspire your students to create art that is collaborative and community-based.


This Educator Lab will take place across two sessions, during which you will hear from working artists and young people who practice photography in this way. You will also collaborate with other educators to workshop ideas on how to practice community-engaged art with your students.


Featuring: Sol Aramendi (Project Luz); Alyssa Garcia (Las Fotos Project); Glo Jackson (Spectrum: Diversity within the disabled community); Tonika Johnson (Folded Map Project); Zac Martin and Jasmin Chang (Community Heroes).

Saturday March 20, 4pm–6pm EST
Thursday March 25, 4pm–6pm EST

Kisha Bari, photographer - I feel it’s so incredible that the work that I’ve done has just been turned into a workshop for middle school and high school kids. That’s everything I ever do my work for. If we are not teaching our youth to stand up for their own rights, and the rights of marginalized people around them, then this work is for naught. So to watch teachers do their thing with my work, it was so impressive to see this lesson come to fruition.

Carla Rice, The New LIFE School - I’m a social worker in a special ed school, using a lot of creative stuff to do social and emotional work. It’s often me doing my own thing. This is exactly the environment of people doing the things that I want to do

Anna Knutson, MS 839 - We saw people who were doing thrilling work outside the classroom, but it only made me more excited to go back to my classroom because I feel that connection and it feels like a more authentic way to bridge that gap than probably anything I’ve ever done before.