In my time interning at Positivenegatives/Why comics?, a nonprofit organization, I proposed a self-driven project to create a series of illustrations to serve as lesson plan covers. These lesson plans (with my covers) were distributed near the conclusion of my internship, to about 25,000 schools. They served as teaching resources to accompany comics created by Positivenegatives to educate about humanitarian issues.
My proposal for these covers was to create mixed media illustrations on top of photography taken during fieldwork by researchers at Positivenegatives. This is something the company has done before, to conceal the identities of people who participate in the fieldwork, who often disclose very personal stories that they do not wish to associate directly with their identities. Each of my ink illustrations is a portrait of a subject within the photograph, now concealed by the illustration.