MEDIA LITERACY: Two Versions

These two self-portraits were inspired by Jeff Share’s critical media literacy work with Leo Politi Elementary School in Los Angeles. The idea is to take two photographs of yourself in order to demonstrate that we too quickly assign reality to an image. Everybody has at multiple versions of themselves. Showing two pictures of ourselves side by side helps us better understand that first impressions are not reliable. People, and life, are more complex. Images, especially in isolation, can be a faulty way to convey reality.