Students in Ken Martin’s photojournalism classes have been on the frontlines of history by photographing the coronavirus pandemic as part of their final projects.
Martin had students in both his Photojournalism and Creative Innovation: The Extended Photo Essay classes photograph the pandemic with images capturing deserted streets and parks in Boston, long lines of people waiting for food, home life during quarantine and local businesses that were affected by the virus. The photos were then compiled into a PowerPoint by each student to submit for grading.
“The projects were so exceptional,” said Martin, who has been teaching photojournalism at Suffolk since the 1980s. “We were way ahead of the New York Times as photographers to document what they were doing…I’m kind of proud of that, that we came up with this idea and we completed everything on time.”
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