Tips for a portrait project
* Before trying a portrait with items which were important to them, students could talk about what they would like to have with them on a desert island, then move on to their prized possessions in real life.
* Discuss the images you have collected: what do students think the subjects are thinking? How do they respond to the depiction of certain characters?
* Before taking photos, make identity maps. Fill the outline of a person with facts about themselves, like their favourite colour and their ambitions. Make a second map with a series of questions devised from the first, for example a boy who wanted to be a singer could be asked: "What kind of singer do you want to be?"
* Visit local art exhibitions.