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5 reflection questions for teachers to set yourself up for 2020

I am sure that at this point in the summer, you are sitting in your lawn chair, relaxing with a nice glass of sweet iced tea (at least, that’s what my picture of relaxation looks like…). I don’t want to take you away from your relaxation, but I thought that now might be a good time to do a little end of year reflection.

 

So let’s dive into each of these questions in turn:


1. What was challenging about “social distance teaching”?

 

What was challenging?

Until you can pinpoint what really made the last quarter of last year hard for you, you won’t be able to look forward into the next year with any resemblance of optimism or excitement.

 

 

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Famous Mexican Photographers of the Century: Why documenting society is important

It’s time to complete our series on Latino Photographers. Most of this series was focused on Mexico Photography, but we did have one gentleman from Chili.


Eunice Adorno
Eunice Adorno

While Eunice Adorno started her career as a photojournalist, it wasn't long before she switched to long-term documentary photography.

 

 

Famous Mexican Photographers of the Century: Why documenting society is important

Mexico Photography: Graciela Iturbide

Graciela Iturbide was born in Mexico City, in 1942.  She was born into a wealthy, catholic family, and was the oldest of 13 children.  Her only exposure to the art of photography was the pictures her father took of her and her siblings. Iturbide’s first career choice was to be a writer, but because of her family’s conservative viewpoints, she wasn’t allowed. 

 

 

Mexico Photography: Graciela Iturbide

Chile Photography: Sergio Larrain

Sergio Larrain was born in Santiago, Chile, in the year 1931.   His family was very wealthy, and his father was an architect and art collector.  Art surrounded him in his home, but Larrain didn’t spend much time admiring or studying it.  Instead, he was a shy boy, who spent a lot of time by himself.

 

 

Chile Photography: Sergio Larrain

Mexico Photography: Pedro Meyer and Contemporary Photography

Pedro Meyer was born in Madrid, Spain, on October 6, 1935.  He immigrated to Mexico with his family, in 1937.  Five years later he became a Mexican citizen.  He started teaching himself photography with a camera he received for his 13th birthday.  In 1953, at the age of 18, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.  He is the founder of the Mexican Council of

 

 

Mexico Photography: Pedro Meyer and Contemporary Photography

Mexico Photography: Francisco Mata Rosas

Francisco Mata Rosas was born in 1958 in Mexico City.  His father was an amateur photographer and their home was filled with cameras and photography magazines, thus, he was interested in taking pictures at a young age. He used his father’s camera until he received his own, at the age of 12. He quickly started experimenting with things like putting cellophane in front of the lens to see how it would change the image.

 

 

 Mexico Photography: Francisco Mata Rosas

Mexico Photography: Discovering 1950s Photography with Nacho Lopez

Nacho Lopez, born as Ignacio Lopez Bocanegra, was born in Mexico during the year 1923.  His father was the manager of sales and advertising of Palmolive Soap.  Watching his father work in this field, created an interest of his own in the area of photography and advertising.  He was gifted a camera from his uncle and began perfecting his craft.  At a very young age, he showed special talent in documentary photography and he started the “Yucatecan Photo Hobby Club”.

 

 

Mexico Photography: Discovering 1950s Photography with Nacho Lopez

Mexico Photography: Eunice Adorno and the Mennonites in Mexico

After learning so much about famous graphic artists, it is time to begin exploring a new genre of art.  With Cinco de Mayo coming up this month, we decided to focus our exploration on Latin American photographers.  Our journey of exploration begins in Mexico, with Eunice Adorno.

 

 

Mexico Photography: Eunice Adorno and the Mennonites in Mexico

Famous Logo Designers: What they did and how they did it

As we have traveled through some of the most famous logo designers of this century, we've been able to see how each of them became successful. Many of them had very different beginnings and very different stories. This list of logo designers is certainly not the only logo designers worth studying, so you may want to let this be a starting point for your students to allow them to springboard into their own discoveries! We’ll continue our research and bring you bite sized profiles of different kinds of designers and artists in the future!

 

 

Famous Logo Designers: What they did and how they did it

Famous Logo Designers: Salvidor Dali

The final artist in our Famous Logo Designer Series is Salvador Dali.  I know you may be thinking, “What?  He wasn’t a logo designer!”  Actually, he was! He was a man of many skills, and his artistic ability spans many kinds of mediums!

 

 

Famous Logo Designers: Salvidor Dali