Hiding in Plain Sight

Based on the project As Usual, featured on the 7th Edition of The Photoville Fence, exhibited in public parks and downtowns across 8 cities in North America.
Lesson Overview

Use photography to encourage students to see new perspectives on objects, people, and places they encounter every day.

Photograph by Brooke DiDonato

Learning Objectives
  • Build a visual language from experience
  • Reflect on their own progress/process by examining the ordinary
  • Collaborate with others to think creatively and visually
  • Use photography and writing to learn about others and develop a narrative

This lesson plan was created during United Photo Industries’ Spring 2019 Teacher Professional Development Day. Many thanks to PhotoWings for supporting UPI Education!


Judi Desire, Leida Torres, Vonecia Carswell, Ryan Lockwood and Brooke DiDonato

Featuring photography by

Brooke DiDonato

Grade Level

4th – 8th grade


Photography, English Language Arts

Time Required

4 – 7 class sessions

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