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A Camera of Her Own

Unit 5

3 • Art and Power
WB p. 28

A Camera of Her Own
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➜ How did female photographers’ cameras give them greater power to portray their world?

Retrouvez un quiz d’anticipation et un quiz de révisions pour cette unité, à faire en classe en direct !

Retrouvez une banque d'audios et de vidéos authentiques en lien avec cette thématique.

Serious Game

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Margaret Bourke-White

Get ready!

a. What do you associate photography with? What does it evoke for you?

b. Find a title for each vocabulary list.

Look at the photograph above.
How is the female photographer represented? What does it convey?
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Watch the video.
Be ready to present it.

Discuss these brainstorming questions with your classmates:
Which women photographers are you familiar with? Do you take pictures yourself? On which occasions?

Read the idiom of the week.
Rephrase it in your own words and give examples.
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  • bold / brave (adj.)
  • pathbreaking (adj.)
  • conquer (v.)
  • overlook / ignore (v.)

Let’s learn!

Vocabulary Game

Prepare a crossword puzzle to test your classmates on vocabulary.

Manzanar Relocation Center, Dorothea Lange, 1942

Idiom of the week!

Get the full picture


When you “get the full picture” or “the big picture”, you understand a situation in all its details, intricacies and implications. The first known use of the phrase dates back to the beginning of the 20th century — probably in relation to the growing film industry.

Through Her Lens

box 1
  • photographic (adj.)
  • photo documentary (exp.)
  • photo montage (exp.)
  • photo shoot (exp.)
  • photograph (n.)
  • photographer (n.)
  • photography (n.)
  • shot / pic of(n.)

box 2
  • (from) a vantage point (exp.)
  • background (n.)
  • close-up (n.)
  • composition (n.)
  • foreground (n.)
  • lens (n.)
  • shot angle (n.)

box 3
  • capture (v.)
  • convey (v.)
  • depict (v.)
  • document (v.)
  • focus (v.)
  • offer (v.)
  • portray (v.)
  • render (v.)

box 4
  • draw attention to (exp.)
  • raise awareness (exp.)
  • foreground (n.)
  • contrast with (v.)
  • debunk (v.)
  • enhance (v.)
  • gloss over (v.)
  • highlight (v.)

box 5
  • biased (adj.)
  • committed (adj.)
  • detailed (adj.)
  • emotional (adj.)
  • filmic (adj.)
  • graphic (adj.)
  • idealised / unrealistic (adj.)
  • moving (adj.)
  • photoshopped (adj.)
  • realistic (adj.)
  • thought-provoking (adj.)

box 6
  • acclaimed (adj.)
  • accomplished / full(y)-fledged (adj.)
  • creative / inventive / imaginative (adj.)
  • daring (adj.)
  • eccentric (adj.)
  • gifted / talented (adj.)
  • insightful (adj.)
  • pioneering (adj.)
  • trailblazing (adj.)
  • visionary (adj.)

On your way to the task ❯❯ Step 1

Discuss a woman photographer’s work and vision.

❯❯ Step 2

Introduce a woman photographer and her work.

❯❯ Step 3

Write an article about women in photography.

❯❯ Your final project

Organise an exhibition about women photographers.
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