She says, "I joined in on this project by working assumptions called Showing: work x family in my photography classes. The basis of the project is to show how work and family overlaps in the student's world. The students really enjoyed the project, as did I, and I loved seeing their work and reading their statements about it."
This assignment really allows students see what they often ignore: the daily rhythm of their own lives. It forces them to step back, observe, and compose. It may even help them empathize with their parents and siblings!
Whenever a project requires writing, it helps strengthen composition skills. Here the expository writing helps the observer understand what they are seeing. Without the writing, the images may appear to be banal, as opposed to keen observations.
This project could certainly be done with any art media by using the photographic image as a starting point. Since most students have a camera in their phones however, this is a great opportunity to incorporate technology within the art class.