Mena-de Torres, J. and Roldán, Joaquín (2017). International Journal of Education Through Art, Vol 13, No 2, pp. 249–259.
Artistic photographers have been engaging with educational contexts since the early twentieth century. According to Spirn and Sullivan (2005), visual creation offers a tool for reasoning which, if based on aesthetical concepts, allows us to discover new information and patterns for research into educational contexts. In this visual essay, organized by pairs of images, we propose a photographic research project based on key visual elements obtained from studying several artistic photographers. Each pair is structured by comparisons, through which the enquiry and its argumentation is established. The visual essay examines how artistic photography can provide visual clues to explore an educational space.