Tuesday 1/11/22: The Year 2021 in Pictures Questions Assignment

Hello everyone and welcome back! I hope you were able to relax a bit over the break.   Things are still far from normal, but I am hopeful we can make this work.  All I ask is for your best, whatever that is right now.

Please be kind to everyone around you, we don’t know what people are going through.  Please reach out to your counselors or a trusted adult if you need emotional or personal support.  We are doing what we can to help.

So let’s get started shall we?  Here is your first task of the semester!

Reflecting on 2021


Step 1- Use the links below to view the photos that various publications have determined to be some of the best or most important of 2021.  Please take the time to browse ALL the photos in EVERY link.  Even if it’s a quick browse, I need you to look at all the photos. Take mental or physical note of some of the photos that grab your attention. The first link is dedicated to portraits, which is a fun was to start out (because 2021 wasn’t as fun as some of us hoped. Am I right?).

TIME’s Best Portraits of 2021

Los Angeles Times-2021: The Year in Pictures

The New York Times-The Year in Pictures 2021

The Atlantic-Top 25 Photos of 2021

Reuters-Pictures of the Year 2021

Step 2Answer the following questions on a blog post (preferably) or a Word document:

  1. What image/s do you recall seeing in 2021 that impacted you and why? I’m asking for any images you saw in the media/somewhere that stuck with you in your memory.  If none, explain why you think that is so.
  2. While looking through the links I provided, what 3 or more photos did you find most compelling/interesting and why? Please mention which link/publication the photos you mention can be found.
  3. What is one photo that motivates you in someway for the new year?  And how does it motivate you?  Please provide as much information about the photo as possible (publication, what it’s documenting/showing, the name of the photographer, etc.).
  4. What is one photo that you feel demonstrates exceptional composition? Explain why/how. (publication, what it’s documenting/showing, the name of the photographer, etc.).
  5. If you had to pick, do you think you would enjoy being  photojournalist or a portrait photographer more?  Explain.

Step 3- Publish your blog post and turn in the link on Teams.  Or attach your Word document in Teams.


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