Grade 11 meet author David Shields

Social distancing restrictions didn't stop Grade 11 English Language and Literature students from meeting an author they've been studying. On Tuesday morning, three classes joined a Google Meet with David Shields, author of 'War is Beautiful': a collection of war photographs from the New York Times. 
As they had already been analyzing the images within their focus on the global issue of 'Conflict and Peace', it was an opportunity to hear what he read into the photographs, and to check whether or not the title is deliberately ironic. To confirm, it definitely is, and he elaborated on the notion of aesthetics vs. ethics: that such beauty should not be used to glamourize a subject that should, instead, be dealt with more realistically and graphically.
We would like to thank David Shields once again for his time and genuine engagement with our students.