Co-Curricular Activities (CCA’s), an integral and unique part of SUIS Qingpu’s Middle School programme, are aimed at developing students’ multiple intelligences and providing them with a variety of experiences. ‘Mobile Phone Photography’ is one of the many new subjects set up for CCA time this academic year. Students’ original intentions for choosing ‘Mobile Photography’ were quite simple: they wanted not only to learn photography, but they also desired to attract countless fans by sharing magnificent and classy photos on their WeChat moments and to legitimately use their mobile phones while in class. Why not? However, with the end of the semester approaching, students discovered the power of ‘shen sheng bu xi’ (the ‘circle of life’) from this Mobile Phone Photography CCA. Students and their instructor will share their meanings of ‘shen sheng bu xi’ through their photography works.
Shen: We live in Shanghai
——7A Cao Jing
For several reasons of which we are all familiar with, we missed the ability to enjoy springtime in Shanghai. However, ‘Mobile Photography’ enables students to catch the end of summer, remember the colours of autumn, and walk into the warm sun of early winter. Living in Shanghai, we are able to enjoy the convenience and beauty of the city.
——7C Wang Zhongying
In and around the campus, students always maintain grace and confidence in front of the camera. The study of ‘16 Character Tips of Portrait Photography’ enabled them to discover different types of seemingly undetectable charm from their classmates.
——8B Jiang Meizi
Students with mobile phones who formed teams to capture images of school life became a regular sight around the campus. The objects in their camera lens were beautiful sceneries around the school: students’ concentration in class, their vitality in sports, their rigour while creating, their joy after reading, their friendship at play, their hard work in training, the seriousness of their debating, and the wonderful moments when interacting with their teachers. All these make campus life at SUIS Qingpu most enviable.
——8A Lin Dehao
Photography is pleasing, but the process is serious. To get a satisfactory picture, students walk from street to street, stop for countless times, even under the hot sun or in the rainy night. No matter if encountering problems or getting fantastic photos, students always communicate with their tutors in the learning group and make progress together.
Through one semester’s study, the teachers and students of the mobile photography class have created more than five hundred works, most of which have shown the themes of ‘Shanghai city’, students’ spiritual outlook, campus cultural atmosphere, and artistic photography exploration. A total of 180 works were selected for exhibition under the theme of ‘shen sheng bu xi’. After the end of the pandemic, we look forward to hosting our first joint exhibition on campus for the mobile photography class, and also look forward to the arrival of the second phase of participating students.