The Friends of Photography

Education Programs
Beginning with photography workshops in the 1960s, The Friends’ education program has evolved to include a larger and more diverse audience ranging from schoolchildren to seniors. The Friends is committed to developing a broad range of audiences for photography through the presentation of programs that link traditional forms of exhibition with specially-created educational projects that often take place outside the walls of the Friends of Photography. Educational activities are designed with these goals in mind:

• To promote an understanding of visual communication and visual literacy;

• To increase our involvement with surrounding communities by creating new partnerships; and

• To design and implement innovative programs that use photography to reach new audiences.

Look Again! Photography in the Classroom
This museum/school collaboration integrates both the technical and interpretive aspects of photography into the California educational framework and teaches students to appreciate, interpret, analyze and create visual works through an exciting range of hands-on outreach activities.

The Look Again! program benefits from the participation of a lively group of volunteers. If you live in the Bay Area and would like information on how you can get involved, please call Julia Brashares, Director of Education, at 415-495-7000, ext. 319.

Photo: Creating sunprints is one of the Look Again! lessons.