The idea was to capture the art of teaching on film, recording both the fleeting moments and lasting relationship between teacher and student.
For several weeks, 13 photography students at the University of North Florida tried to blend into Duval County classrooms as observers.
Their work, recorded in black-and-white and color images, shows a soft side of public education, one rarely seen outside classrooms.
In one photograph, a girl in denim overalls rises from her chair, right arm held high. Her expression shows she clearly thinks she has the answer to the question posed by the teacher.
Another shows a disabled student leaning over her desk, …