Pictures Without Faces / by Denny Henry

This past week I had an assignment to photograph graduate students from The Corcoran teaching art at a local grade school in Washington. The twist to the assignment was that the faces of the children couldn't be visible in the images. I brought a few prime lenses and shot wide open hoping to get as much out of focus as possible. I think I found some fun ways to feature the Corcoran students while at the same time hiding the children.

I think when I was in school I had to make a portrait of a person without showing their face. It's definitely a different kind of challenge when it's 25 faces, and they all want to ham it up for the camera.

Corcoran students teaching art to children
Corcoran students teaching art to children