Collecting: School 150 in Samara, Russia

Younger students collected photographs of themselves and their parents to create generational comparisons


Popova Natalia and Svetlana Shoshina, Team Leaders


This project is the result of a year-long education program beginning in 2005 with discussions amongst the Andy Warhol Museum, Alcoa Foundation, Alcoa Russia and local education representatives in both Samara and Belaya Kalitva. An outline of an education program was developed that focused on using the Museums new online curriculum as a resource and working with a small number of local schools and teachers to enable deep engagement, as well as on providing these schools with needed technology resources. Subsequently, Warhol staff traveled to Samara and Belaya Kalitva to conduct teacher workshops demonstrating the online curriculum and various technologies and artistic practices. They also visited the schools involved and held student master classes for select students. Teachers and a group of students from each of the thirteen participating schools worked together to create projects inspired by Warhol’s art, life and practice. Each school received the gift of a computer, Internet access and other equipment.

Student Review:



Due to different reasons people often put on their own masks, in which they feel more comfortable, and they are not used to showing their true feelings. By photographing people unexpectedly, we intended to see whats happening in people’s hearts in a proper moment.

One student's explanation on the goal for School 150's collecting projects to show real emotion and feelings of people.  
Image Gallery
Anastasia Zhilina created Diary, exploring emotions through photographs and text from report cards and schedules
Student works