Welcome to the Quaranteen Project!
We miss you! We want to know what you’ve been up to during these isolated times, and have a fun way to help you let us know.
- First, have a look at this video from the George Eastman Museum in Rochester New York which shows how to set up a miniature photo shoot.
- Now here’s the fun part: make a scene that illustrates your daily life. It can be as fantastical as you like–just create a photo that expresses some aspect of quarantine. If your experience is difficult, if you’re scared, worried, or fearful, use this project to tell us about that too. This is a frightening time for most people and not everyone has all the support they could use. Expressing how you feel is one way to deal with tough emotions; artists use their feelings as impetus and inspiration for their work and you may find that translating your feelings into a picture helps you manage them.
- Send us up to 5 images of your life. Put a caption with each one. You can be creative with these as well, such as “Boy Last Seen Beneath Massive Paper Pile” or “Student Holds Still for 6 Days and No One Notices” or “Massive Cat Interrupts Family Quarantine Dinner”. Your theme might be more serious and could include an appropriate caption such as, “Depression Morphs Into Toxic Cloud”, or “Fabulous Blanket Comforts Teen.”
- Include your name and school with your entry so we can give you proper recognition. We will feature your photos on our teen blog (with your permission) during our closure. At the end of quarantine, we will choose a selection of photos, make a poster, and put them up in our branches. Let us know if you would rather not have us post your photos.