Visit to the Saatchi Gallery

On Tuesday 8th February the Alevel Art group visited the Saatchi Gallery to see a photographic exhibition called America in Crisis. This was based on the Magnum book of the same name produced in the 1960’s. The exhibition featured images from the book alongside contemporary images by American photographers covering similar subject matter. We had a guided tour of the exhibition followed by a workshop where the students were encouraged to think about what story they would tell about America using images from the exhibition to create their own posters or photobooks.
Everyone had a really great time and learnt how important it is to think about the intentions of those taking the photo’s and how they are then presented.