Photography: Jody Williams, Botanical Abstraction
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: Meet botanical artist and photographer Jody Williams. She shares examples of framing her photos as extreme closeups and her goal of drawing viewers into the pieces to notice details of the natural they might have never noticed before.

Type of Video: Profile*
Unique Video ID: AandA-JWilliams**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • For Discussion: What is student reaction to the photographs? What do they like or dislike? What is their reaction to the subject matter? How might they take photographs of similar subjects?
  • Activity Idea: Have students find plants on the school grounds or in the community to study and learn the terms for the parts of plants. They should sketch and label each plant and the parts.


*Profile videos use a first-person/first-hand approach to highlight interesting people doing interesting things in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.