What are Visual Thinking Strategies?

VTS is a simple, straightforward series of prompts that help us to "read" an image.
After closely looking at an image, we're challenged to answer:

  • What's going on in this picture?

  • What do we see that makes us say that?

  • What more can we find?

NYT Learning Network
VTS Website
Introductory Video

Visual THinking in Practice

Credit René Burri/Magnum Photos
from The New York Times' ON PHOTOGRAPHY | 8.23.2015

A great photo comes about through a combination of readiness, chance and mystery.
— Teju Cole, New York TImes

"Are they gangsters? Are they bankers? There are certain photographs that seem to have been pulled out of the world of dreams. more

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