Education

Education

See how you can help your students discover the power of photography.

The Annenberg Space for Photography is committed to providing a quality cultural experience for visiting students. We hope that your students’ visit is a catalyst for discussion on the exhibit’s content and the power of photography.


Plan Your Visit

We're proud to offer guided tours for students and private groups to further enhance your visit to the Photography Space. Group size is recommended at 10 to 25 visitors, and up to two groups of 25 can be accommodated during one scheduled visit. To book a tour or learn more about our policies and current exhibit, please email us.

Visitors of all ages are welcomed at the Annenberg Space for Photography; however, please be advised that exhibits may contain images or themes that may not be appropriate for all ages.

Educator Resources

Free standards-based resources for educators are available for all exhibits that run during the traditional school year. These resources include curriculums for the classroom, in-gallery activities for students and videos from our ongoing Iris Nights lecture series.

Life: A Journey Through Time

LIFE: A Journey Through Time is based on acclaimed National Geographic photographer Frans Lanting’s epic, multi-year project and features more than 70 images with texts and stories about the works, as well as an innovative timeline of life on our planet. Exclusive to the traveling exhibition’s presentation at the Annenberg Space for Photography are an original documentary short film and short videos that explore the human connection to life around us.

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Montage of images for Essential Lens

Essential Lens

Essential Lens is a free multidisciplinary professional development resource for middle and high school teachers from Annenberg Learner. Essential Lens provides everything a teacher needs to begin using photographs to engage students and deepen understanding of a range of subjects.

Essential Lens resources include:

  • More than 250 photographs rights-cleared for classroom use
  • Eleven curated photo collections with background text and detailed classroom activity plans linked to national curriculum standards
  • An introductory video demonstrating Focus In, a step-by-step process for analyzing photographs
  • Four videos that document the work of photographers, filmmakers and photo editors and demonstrate a guided analysis of photography
  • Support materials including a glossary of photographic terms and additional photographic resources

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Tours

Learn how you can schedule a group tour at the Annenberg Space for Photography.

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Learner

Advancing excellent teaching through the development and distribution of multimedia resources.

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Explore

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Providing live streams through nature and animal cams, wildlife photos and educational films.

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Past Educator Resources

Sink or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change

Sink or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change

Sink or Swim explores resilience, from adaptation for survival to ambitious infrastructure planning, in some of the world’s richest and poorest coastal communities.

Country: Portraits of an American Sound

Country: Portraits of an American Sound

Country: Portraits of an American Sound presents images of the pioneers, poets and icons of country music.

Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History 1955 - Present

Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History 1955 - Present

Who Shot Rock & Roll spotlights the creative and collaborative role that photographers played in the history of rock music.

Digital Darkroom

Digital Darkroom

Digital Darkroom features the work of 17 artists from around the world who explore the intersection of art and technology.

Beauty CULTure

Beauty CULTure

Beauty CULTure explores photography’s role in capturing and defining notions of modern female beauty and how these images profoundly influence our lives.

Water: Our Thirsty World

Water: Our Thirsty World

Coinciding with National Geographic's special April 2010 issue, "Water: Our Thirsty World," the exhibit features the work of award-winning photographers examining perspectives on our most precious resource.