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The Photography Teacher's Handbook by Garin Horner

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Chapter 1 Know Your Audience

The Photo Student

Everyone is a Photographer

Everyone is a photographer, from a 21st-century student’s point of view, in that they have the means and ability to capture digital images. Much of a student’s experience of the world and their relationship to it are facilitated through photography. In addition to viewing the world through images, students interact globally by creating user-generated content that communicates their ideas, feelings, and perceptions of the world (Wyrwoll, 2014). One way this is accomplished is by posting images on Instagram. The Pew Research reported that, “For the first time, roughly half of internet-using young adults ages 18–29 (53%) use Instagram. And half of all Instagram users (49%) ...

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