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TFS freshman chronicles classroom scenes during pandemic



School life in the time of COVID-19 is the focus of a Tallulah Falls School student art project. 

Freshman Lilly Kate Farrar of Mt. Airy selected photography as her medium for the first-semester project, according to upper school art teacher Tina Cheek. 

“All students work from choice, choose a medium for projects and design their own projects,” Cheek said. “She did one on school and COVID and one with finding alphabet letters in random objects.”

Farrar said she has a passion for making images. 

“I feel like right now was the absolute best possible time to do it,” she said. “There are so many changes in the way things are at school, which is expected since we are dealing with a pandemic.”

Visiting classrooms and common areas, she captured a glimpse of the everyday culture at TFS through a black and white filter. 

“I feel like black and white photography always adds a special touch to my photos, and I felt like it was the perfect way to convey the theme I was trying to show in this project.”

The assignment strengthened her photography skills, Farrar said.

“It makes me so happy to see that even in the midst of this pandemic TFS is still one big family,” she said. “We are standing strong and we are still the light in the mountains!”

Cheek said her student is a talented artist with an eye for capturing a moment in time to relay a story. 

“Her photography project on TFS in unusual times communicates a mood and a message,” Cheek said. “I look forward to seeing more work from Lilly Kate in the future.”

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