Please enjoy the online exhibition of Work Play Love, a virtual, cultural, and artistic exchange between Outside the Lens and the the Hungarian Open Air Museum. Students created an online virtual community as they explored archival photographs, objects, and cultural assets from families, cultural centers, and communities centered on the themes of work, play, and love.

Student Exhibition Cohort 1

#FOODSTAGRAM

What are you eating? Where are you eating it? Who are you with? What time is it? Participants were asked the following questions and to take a picture of their favorite foods. They edited their photos to replicate an Instagram post using hashtags, stickers, emojis, and GIFS.

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What's in a Name?

Participants learned about Environmental Portraiture and composition. They read "My Name", From the House on Mango Street, and then they asked family or looked up the meaning of their names. They combined their photo and text with their meaning of their names to create this project.

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Places and Spaces

Participants were asked walked to around one of their favorite locations and take multiple images, from multiple vantage points around the space. While taking those images they were asked to think about the following questions: How does that space make you feel? What comes to mind when you reflect on being in that place? Then they created a triptych (3 images together) with their 3 favorite images. Participants created a text image to accompany their triptych with song lyrics, a poem, or a short reflection in any langue of their choice.

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Here I am- Double Exposure

After learning about the 'Where I am From' poetry template, created by George Ella Lyon, students created their own poems that explored where they are from - pulling on memories, senses & family history. Participants then learnt the technique of double exposures, and created a double exposure portrait to accompany an excerpt from their poem.

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Here I am- Family Frames

To accompany another poem excerpt, participants delved into the world of archival and family photographs. Looking through old family albums, or using archival imagery online, students paired an old photography with a a few select lines from their personal poems.

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Where I'm From

Participants created a final image & text pairing to complete module two. After examining their poems, students chose an excerpt that was referencing a physical location, then paired it with an image that corresponded with that. Participants could either choose from an archival image they found online, or create an image of their own.

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Silhouettes

For this project, students were introduced to the rich history of silhouettes within art, and learnt how to create a silhouette of their own within a photograph. Participants then reflected on how they felt during the pandemic - comparing the good and the bad, the inner and the outer thoughts. They then paired this prose with their silhouette photograph.

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Work and the Tools of Trade

During this project, participants learnt all about knolling, and looked at many amazing examples of that specific art form. Using objects of their daily life, students created their own knolling photograph, exploring what objects hold significance and importance to them.

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What I Love to Create

As the final project for Cohort one, participants explored what they have been creating during the pandemic - whether it was baking, crafts, puzzles or more. Students created imagery to document each of these activities, and arranged them in a triptych, pairing it with some introspective writing.

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Cohort 2

Documentary Photography

As the final project for Cohort one, participants explored what they have been creating during the pandemic - whether it was baking, crafts, puzzles or more. Students created imagery to document each of these activities, and arranged them in a triptych, pairing it with some introspective writing.


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Documenting with Film

This module started with Hungarian participants sharing a video they had created as a team, which examined different aspects of their museum and history. Following that, students were introduced to the project idea of a video time capsule - a three minute video documenting the environment around us.

Documentary Film: My Environment

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Alternative Self Portraits

Participants were introduced to the concept of alternative self portraiture, examining many fascinating artist examples. Using techniques such as collaging, reflections, line drawings and more, students were tasked in creating a self-portrait that captured their true selves.

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