Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Teeny Bopper Field Trip

Minneapolis, 1976

I had been “volunteered” for my little sister's photo class field trip, hosting a mix of boys and girls from 12 to 14. We went down to an area of Minneapolis called “Old Camden” which had once been a thriving business district but had been little used for many years. Part of it was on a flood plain which had reverted to its natural state.

The kids had fun. It was an adventure and educational, although the amount of photographic instruction was minimal. It was just an excuse to get out and run around. But in away it was a trick, a trick done to enable these kids to be able to directly apprehend reality.

It was one of my best days.

By Professor Batty


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