Save the Dates: Exhibitions for the Autumn

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 06 July 2020 > Pedagogy

It feels strange, but museums are planning exhibitions for the autumn, and it’s possible to plan class visits at least in theory! A couple of Parisian exhibitions with Anglophone cultural connections that could interest you are English aesthete and illustrator of Oscar Wilde’s works, Aubrey Beardsley, at the Musée d’Orsay and American surrealist photographer Man … Continue reading “Save the Dates: Exhibitions for the Autumn”

Outsider’s Eye

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 28 June 2019 > What's On

Photographer André Kertész, considered one of the major 2oth-century proponents of the photographic art, is currently the subject of a retrospective at the Château de Tours. Kertész was born in Hungary in 1894 and died in New York 101 years later, having spent a decade in Paris along the way. Much of his work explores … Continue reading “Outsider’s Eye”

Dorothea Lange: On the Road

Posted by Speakeasy News > Saturday 15 June 2019 >

Dorothea Lange’s iconic photos of Depression-era America and the farming families forced to flee meteorological and financial disasters often focus on the roads the migrants travelled. In Shine Bright 1re Advanced File 4 “On the Road”, pupils analyse a photo by Lange juxtaposed with extracts from John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath. This resource will … Continue reading “Dorothea Lange: On the Road”

Don McCullin: War Photographer

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 26 March 2019 > Ready to Use

Don McCullin’s black-and-white photographs bear witness of the major conflicts the world has been experiencing for the last 60 years. From Cyprus to Syria, from Vietnam to Biafra, from the construction of the Berlin Wall to the conflict in Ulster, his (still ongoing) career as a photojournalist has enabled him to witness and record the … Continue reading “Don McCullin: War Photographer”

Dorothea Lange Winners Collège and Seconde

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 29 January 2019 > Pedagogy

We had so many fabulous entries to our Dorothea Lange creative writing contest that we’ve chosen 30 winners instead of 10. Here are the winning texts from collège and Seconde pupils, in alphabetical order except where we’ve regrouped texts about a single photo. Agathe, Mme Joubry’s class, Lycée Gustave Monod, Enghien les Bains (95) Damaged … Continue reading “Dorothea Lange Winners Collège and Seconde”

Dorothea Lange Winners Première

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 29 January 2019 > Pedagogy

We had so many fabulous entries to our Dorothea Lange creative writing contest that we’ve chosen 30 winners instead of 10. Here are the winning texts from Première pupils, in alphabetical order except where we’ve regrouped texts about a single photo. (We’ve included Première LVA pupils with the Terminale winners.) Here are two of our … Continue reading “Dorothea Lange Winners Première”

Dorothea Lange Winners Première LVA and Terminale

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 29 January 2019 > Pedagogy

We had so many fabulous entries to our Dorothea Lange creative writing contest that we’ve chosen 30 winners instead of 10. Here are the winning texts from Première LVA and Terminale pupils, in alphabetical order except where we’ve regrouped texts about a single photo. Aminata, M. Benain’s class, Lycée Gustave Monod, Enghien-les-Bains (95) Alabama, 1938, … Continue reading “Dorothea Lange Winners Première LVA and Terminale”

Dorothea Lange Creative Writing Winners

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 28 January 2019 > Pedagogy

We asked your pupils to write a story based on one of Dorothea Lange’s photos and were overwhelmed by the response, not just in quantity but in quality, both of their imagination and their language skills. We’ve painfully whittled them down to 30 winners. We’ve divided them into age/class levels on separate pages so everyone … Continue reading “Dorothea Lange Creative Writing Winners”

I Am a Man: Civil Rights Photos in Montpellier

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 31 October 2018 > What's On

An exhibition in Montpellier shows the 1960s civil-rights movement in the U.S.A. through 300 photos, many never exhibited before. The exhibition takes its name, “I am a Man” from the slogan of the sanitation workers’ strike Martin Luther King, Jr was supposed to lead the day he was assassinated 50 years ago. The photos collected … Continue reading “I Am a Man: Civil Rights Photos in Montpellier”

Dorothea Lange Competition

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 20 September 2018 > Pedagogy

We’ve drawn inspiration from Dorothea Lange’s evocative photographs, soon to be on show in Paris, to invent a creative-writing competition for your B1-B2-level pupils. The “Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing” exhibition to be held at the Jeu de Paume museum in Paris (Oct 2018 – Jan 2019) encompasses Lange’s major works including the iconic “Migrant … Continue reading “Dorothea Lange Competition”