“The picture has to be as real as possible”: AP TOUR with Mary Giancoli

Posted on Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Artist Mary Giancoli accompanied Clinton Middle School students to The Associated Press on January 24th.

The kids were challenged at first with questions about their views on photography. Here are some of the things they said:
“Photography, it’s a way to catch reality…”,
“It’s a way to express myself in a different manner…”,
“It’s a way to look at how life is, but in a different way…”,
“There’s a meaning behind photos…”.

Meeting with the Associated Press photographers, the world’s oldest and largest news gathering organization, helped the students further understand the world of photography. Senior HR administrator Xavier Williams gave them a tour of the facilities where they had the opportunity to meet two of the agency’s photographers, Bebeto Matthews and Donald King, who inspired the kids with stories of their harrowing and moving experiences.