We asked the 5th grade students from P.S. 3 in Brooklyn to interview a family member about a life-changing experience that she or he had. Questions included: Describe an experience your subject had that was life changing. Why was it life changing? and Do the experiences of your subject change how you view him/her or yourself? Why or why not?

Click on the gallery below to view portraits the students created of their family members next to the photos they worked from. Answers to the interview questions are in the captions.