Northeast High School

Spring 2016
Classroom Teacher: Harmony Thompson
Teaching-Artist: Marguerita Hagan

Students from two classes at Northeast High School collaborated to create a book that explores the historic genre of self-portraiture in relation to the contemporary phenomenon of the cell phone selfie. Beyond the Selfie is an intimate sharing of this personal exploration of self for which students pushed beyond the typical margins and habits of cell phone culture. With this project, students transferred their photographs to ceramic tiles and also created low-relief tiles inspired by the thoughts and feelings that emerged from the process of self-discovery. The students invite you to see them in all their complexity and learn with them about who they are, who they love, what they dream and what they see when they look in the mirror and listen to their hearts.