In Character, 2012
a project in collaboration with
The Wellington School
Carol Manley, Project Manager
In Character is a series of photographs made in collaboration with students, Grades Pre-K to 12th grade, at The Wellington School in Columbus, OH. Continuing my interest in storytelling, I wanted to extend my process of image-making to the student body at Wellington. The students from grades Pre-Kindergarten to Fourth were asked to bring from home a family narrative to share with the project. Students from Fifth to Eighth grade worked to develop these narratives into images. We created characters, designed costumes, and sketched ideas for the photographs. Students from Ninth to Twelfth grade constructed costumes, backdrops, and props for the photographs. And finally through a series of local field trips the school enacted these collective narratives for the camera.