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.

Essential Lens

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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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Sink or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change

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Sink or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change explores the human story of resilience, from adaptation for survival to ambitious infrastructure planning, in some of the richest and poorest of the world’s coastal communities. Rather than showing pristine architectural photography, the photographs present viewers with various human responses to changes in their landscapes due to sea level rise. Sink or Swim aims to foster critical dialogue through the provocative juxtaposition of diverse responses to a challenge shared by millions worldwide.

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Learner

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

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

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All Exhibits

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.

Inside Tracks: Behind the Lens on the Assignment of a Lifetime

Inside Tracks: Behind the Lens on the Assignment of a Lifetime

The extraordinary story of photographer Rick Smolan’s journey across the Australian Outback in 1977.

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.

The Power of Photography: National Geographic 125 Years

The Power of Photography: National Geographic 125 Years

Organized in collaboration with National Geographic magazine, this exhibit celebrates the iconic publication’s 125-year anniversary.

Helmut Newton White Women • Sleepless Nights • Big Nudes

Helmut Newton: White Women • Sleepless Nights • Big Nudes

Helmut Newton: White Women • Sleepless Nights • Big Nudes features the work of revolutionary fashion photographer Helmut Newton.

War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath

War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath

WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY presents images from both the military and civilian point of view including the advent of war, the fight itself and remembrance.

No Strangers: Ancient Wisdom in a Modern World

No Strangers: Ancient Wisdom in a Modern World

no strangers explores the ways cultures express a shared humanity and navigate the circle of life.

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.

Extreme Exposure

Extreme Exposure

Extreme Exposure celebrates five photographers who brave dangerous conditions to capture rarely seen moments in environments few dare to explore.

2010 Pictures of the Year International

2010 Pictures of the Year International

POYi2010 features very best documentary photography of 2009 from winning photojournalists and visual editors in Pictures of the Year International(POYi).

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.

SPORT: Iooss & Leifer

Sport: Iooss & Leifer

SPORT examines the work of photographers Walter Iooss and Neil Leifer, who captured the lives of our greatest sports heroes.

2009 Pictures of the Year International: The World. In High Resolution

2009 Pictures of the Year International: The World. In High Resolution

POYi2009 honors the work of winning photojournalists and visual editors from Pictures of the Year International (POYi).

L8S ANG3LES

L8S ANG3LES

L8S ANG3LES celebrates the breadth of contemporary photography through works by eight renowned photographers whose images capture the complexity of Los Angeles.