This document contains 100 photographs curated from Instagram to inspire writers. It also includes 50 guiding questions learners should ask themselves when analyzing photos.
Each photograph is placed individually on a PowerPoint slide. Analyzing photographs is an important skill in media literacy, and many of these pictures are culturally diverse.
Simply show the presentation during class warm-ups or distribute to students electronically as a tool to independently guide their journaling. Each photo is attributed with the original photographer, so students can visit their Instagram accounts if they would like to explore further.
"In our multimedia world, we must expand our notion of what a text is and how to read a text. As different texts are used to convey information once conveyed by print only, we must bring a new critical literacy to these varied texts. We must learn to construct meaning from visual elements."