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Students take Summer ACE Photography Courses

by Anna Mack, Teaching Artist at Ojeda Middle School

These photos were made by students from both Del Valle Middle School and Ojeda Middle school during the ACE summer enrichment program put on by Del Valle ISD.

Over the course of the month, each student made a book of their photography (17 in all). Every week, we worked on a different genre of photography.

  • Week 1 was for narrative and story-telling
  • Week 2 was for still-life and abstraction
  • Week 3 was for portraiture and self-portraits
  • Week 4 was for book construction.

There were some auto-biographical writing exercises peppered throughout, and those also made it into the books.

Each book ended up featuring between 8-12 photographs and one or two pages for their writing. During showcase (yesterday) we had a display table set up outside the auditorium for students, parents, and staff to check out the work! I attached a couple pictures to show what the display looked like. To see the rest of the photos, go to

Anna Mack is a TAP teaching artist at Ojeda Middle School.

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