Critical Media Literacy

Engaging Media and Transforming Education


Institutes, Museums, Research Groups and More!

Altered Images. Exhibition of disputed images in photojournalism and documentary photography, with photos that have been faked, posed, or manipulated, representing over 150 years of such images. From the Bronx Documentary Center, a non-profit gallery and educational space. "We use these mediums to foster dialogue around contemporary local, national and global issues."

Center for Media and Social Impact, CMSI. Innovation research center and lab that creates, studies and showcases media for social impact; at the School of Communication of American University.

Docs Teach. The online tool for educators to teach with documents, from the National Archives. Access primary sources, borrow activities, and create your own activities.

Educational Resources, from the International Center of Photography. Curriculum guides and lesson plans for elementary, middle and high school levels. From the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture.

NASA Image and Video Library. Search and view images, audio and video images and files of space and the environment, from the NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Visual Thinking Strategies. Educational non-profit that trains educators in schools, museums, and institutions of higher education to use a student-centered facilitation method to create inclusive discussions. 

World Press Photo Foundation, WPPF. Independent, nonprofit group in Amsterdam formed to support global photojournalism. Aims to stimulate developments in photojournalism, encourage transfer of knowledge, develop high professional standards in visual journalism, and promote a free, unrestricted exchange of information.


Source: International Center of Photography

Publications of All Kinds


Online Courses for Free

Seeing Through Photographs, from MoMA. This course aims to address the gap between seeing and truly understanding photographs by introducing a diversity of ideas, approaches, and technologies that inform their making. Look closely at 100 photographs from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, going behind the scenes of the Museum, into artist studios through original films and audio interviews, describing a variety of perspectives on the ways photography has been used in its 180-year history.


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