Shooting assignment: Boston: Past and Present
The city of Boston is steeped in history. Your job while you walk around the city is to photograph the juxtaposition between historic Boston and the popular culture that exists there today. This is a very open ended assignment and can be interpreted in many different ways. What I want to see in your photographs is your opinion and your personal point of view on our very unique city. Think about the signs and buildings in the city that date back hundreds of years. Think about streets and burrows that speak about the history of the city, and then think about who lives there today. Who or what inhabits the city? Where do you see both old and new Boston? Who works at the city’s oldest restaurants and shops? What surrounds the oldest houses and buildings in Boston? What does our contemporary signage and clothing say about the history of the city? All of these things should be on your mind while you are photographing.