AUSTIN (KXAN) — An Austin ISD school is providing families with something essential: a family portrait.
Students of Martin Middle School are learning photography through the Family Portrait Project.
It started as an idea from one teacher after finding out a student couldn’t complete a class assignment.
“His homework was to bring something from home, like a family portrait,” says Dianne Murray, Martin Middle School teacher. “He didn’t have one and I thought, ‘Wow, everyone should have a family portrait.’“
Eleven students are learning photography for the project.
When the project is finished, as many as 20 families will have a portrait.
The program is being funded by the Austin Ed Fund.