This exercise is included in Looking to Write, Writing to Look, a teaching kit developed by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Division of Education.
Tina Modotti, Woman of Tehuantepec, c. 1929
What shapes and patterns do you see in this photograph?
From what angle was this photograph taken? How does that affect the picture?
Let’s Look Again:
What might this woman be thinking and feeling? What makes you say that?
Imagine the rest of the scene around the woman. What is her story?