Not Only

Inspired by the exhibition The Players’ Tribune presented at Photoville from September 12 – 22, 2019.
Lesson Overview

Working in pairs, students will create a narrative that reveals two sides of their partner through portraiture and story writing.

Photograph by Jed Jacobsohn/The Players’ Tribune

Learning Objectives
  • Write another person’s story using first person (Ghostwrite)
  • Demonstrate/reflect the principles of portrait photography through their final project
  • Effectively connect their images to their story
  • Use photo editing programs proficiently
  • Communicate the concepts they chose to portray and the processes they used to accomplish their work via a presentation (360 cameras are an option to use for documenting the process)

This lesson plan was created during United Photo Industries’ Spring 2019 Teacher Professional Development Day at the Annenberg Space for Photography presents Photoville LA. Many thanks to PhotoWings for supporting UPI Education!


Guillermo Hernandez-Martinez, Barbara Filion, Robert Ingram, Gretchen Baudenbacher, Mark Robinson


Mark Robinson

Featuring photography by

Jed Jacobsohn, Tyler Baucom, and other Players’ Tribune photographers

Grade Level

6th – 12th grade


Photography, Reading, Writing, Journalism

Time Required

8 – 9 class sessions

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