Here’s a fun project for your class. Ask your students to pick out their favorite photo from their childhood…and then to recreate it today. This obviously works better with older students but can still work for just about any age.
Why should you do this, you ask? To have students understand and remember where they came from and spend some time working with friends and family to recreate important events in their life. I personally would love to do this project and might give it a shot. I didn’t come up with the idea though:
Irina Werning has recreated a series called “Back to the Future 2,” shooting photos of people reenacting portraits of themselves from 20+ years earlier. The Buenos Aires-based Werning writes of the project: “I love old photos. I admit being a nosey photographer. As soon as I step into someone else’s house, I start sniffing for them. Most of us are fascinated by their retro look but to me, it’s imagining how people would feel and look like if they were to reenact them today… A few months ago, I decided to actually do this. So, with my camera, I started inviting people to go back to their future.”