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INSIDE ART - Miki Kratsman: People I Met

Miki Kratsman, People I Met, 2010–2018 (installation view), Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago, Chile. Photo: MAC Quinta Normal.

Miki Kratsman, People I Met, 2010–2018 (installation view), Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago, Chile. Photo: MAC Quinta Normal.

The Fall 2018 edition of InsideART focuses on the USFCAM exhibition Miki Kratsman: People I Met.

For three decades, Miki Kratsman has been one of the leading chroniclers of life in the Israeli-occupied territories. His photographs—many of them documentary images taken during a previous life as a press photographer for the Israeli newspapers Hadashot and Haaretz—uncover personal stories while revealing the violent, often detached nature of Israel's military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. While trying to answer the question “What happened to the people in the photographs?,” Kratsman amassed a vast archive of more than 9,000 portraits of anonymous Palestinians, which he first uploaded onto a dedicated Facebook page in 2011. The USFCAM installation materializes the artist’s growing portrait archive together with identifying commentary that, in some cases, serves as a literal proof of life—or death. People I Met raises questions about the culture of representation and continues the museum’s tradition of presenting challenging artwork with social content. The exhibition also includes a video titled 70 Meters...White T-shirt, and several recent photographic series. Curated by USF Contemporary Art Museum curator-at-large Christian Viveros-Fauné; organized by USFCAM. Exhibition made possible by USF World and The Artis Grant Program.

InsideART Miki Kratsman: People I Met lessons are written by USF College of Education faculty Dr. Bárbara C. Cruz, Professor of Social Science Education and Dr. Cheryl Ellerbrock, Associate Professor of Middle Grades and General Secondary Education; and Sarah Mead, M.A.T. and Cristina M. Viera, M.A. & M.Ed., Doctoral Students in the USF College of Education. The program is co-directed by Dr. Cruz and Noel Smith, Deputy Director, USFCAM

Common Core State Standards – In addition to Visual Arts and Social Studies curriculum standards, lessons in the InsideART curriculum cover Common Core standards related to:

  • Reading: Informational Text
  • Speaking and Listening
  • Language
  • Literacy in History/Social Studies


The links on this page allow you to download the index and lesson files of the Extracted InsideART.

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  • Files can be downloaded individually or as a complete archive (.zip) at the bottom of the page.
  • Curriculum and readings are available as both Microsoft Word documents (.docx) and Adobe Acrobat documents (.pdf)
  • Presentations are Microsoft PowerPoint presentations (.pptx)


Miki Kratsman: People I mEt Files

Miki_Kratsman.Curriculum_Overview+Crosswalk.docx (pdf)

Day 1
Miki_Kratsman.Day_1.Concept_Map.docx (pdf)
Miki_Kratsman.Day_1.Intro+Bio.Lesson_Plan.docx (pdf)
Miki_Kratsman.Day_1.Reading.docx (pdf)

Day 2
Miki_Kratsman.Day_2.Exit_Ticket.docx (pdf)
Miki_Kratsman.Day_2.Lesson_Plan.docx (.pdf)
Miki_Kratsman.Day_2.Video_Activity.docx (.pdf)

Day 3
Miki_Kratsman.Day_3.Exit_Slip.docx (pdf)
Miki_Kratsman.Day_3.Miki_Kratsman_People_I_Met.Lesson_Plan.docx (.pdf)
Miki_Kratsman.Day_3.Social_Media_and_Hashtag_Activism.Reading.docx (pdf)

Days 4
Miki_Kratsman.Day_4.Bedouin.Reading.docx (pdf)
Miki_Kratsman.Day_4.Miki_Kratsman.Lesson_Plan.docx (.pdf)

Days 5-6
Miki_Kratsman.Days_5-6.Photography_Art_Project_Instructions.docx (.pdf)
Miki_Kratsman.Days_5-6.Photography_Art_Project_Rubric (.pdf)
Miki_Kratsman.Days_5-6.Student_Art_Project (.pdf)

Download Complete InsideART Fall 2018 Miki Kratsman: People I Met Lessons (.zip - 21 MB)

Further Resources:

Download the Miki Kratsman: People I Met exhibition brochure in pdf format

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