Working with photographs

There are quite a lot of things you need to watch out for when using photographs as sources. Just like documents they must be treated with caution. Seeing is not necessarily believing!

Use the resources below to help develop your skills when using photographs as sources.

Key Stages

This resource is suitable for students in Key Stages 3-5.

Connections to Curriculum

Working with historical primary sources

A woman in a dress painting on a canvas outdoors.

Miss Dee Kwawukume Achimote School Art Club Gold Coast, 1957 (INF 10/121 (58))

Tips and questions for working with photographs.

Explore this early photograph to see what it reveals.

A photograph is only as good as its caption!

How can we tell if a photograph is staged?