“It is through living that we discover ourselves, at the same time as we discover the world around us.”
My project to take one photograph a day for the last five years of my teaching career began by simply recording the sights that surrounded me at school each day.
In thirty-two years, I have accumulated many materials that I use to teach mathematics.
Photographing these manipulatives will allow me to remember the many hands that have held and counted these colorful materials.
I looked high and low every day for a subject to photograph. One day, after school, I found my subject was waiting just above me on the ceiling.
After creating many images that were simply recording objects, I started to look for scenes that showed the presence of children without showing the children themselves.
A day on the playground was spent well sorting these materials found in nature.
A sign posted near the play equipment caught my eye. The sign was posted in hopes that someone would find a lost keychain.
As I began to move away from simply recording the things I saw at school, the photographs became more interesting.
I hope you will continue to join me for this photographic journey through my last 900 days of school.