Based on the project The Soul(s) Of, exhibited at Photoville from September 13 – 23, 2018 in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Lesson Overview

Students will reflect on their public/private identities, and create a collage-based self-portrait.

Photograph by Makeba Rainey

Learning Objectives
  • Use various art techniques such as photography, collage, and social media
  • Create a self-portrait collage related to identity
  • Discuss their artwork in the context of the theme
  • Write about themselves through the lens of identity

This lesson plan was created during United Photo Industries’ Fall 2018 Teacher Professional Development Day. Many thanks to PhotoWings for supporting UPI Education!


Mark Robinson, Eliseo Rivera, Avery Powell, Michelle Repiso and Makeba Rainey

Featuring photography by

Makeba Rainey

Grade Level

6th – 12th grade


Art, Photography, English Language Arts

Time Required

3 – 5 class sessions

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