Photography guidelines

Kappan rarely hires photographers for specific assignments.

We are most interested in looking at stock photos depicting a variety of school situations. Some subjects that we would like to see include racially and ethnically diverse students in classrooms or engaged in educational projects and groups of teachers and administrators interacting with one another and/or with children.

We sometimes need photos of specific age groups — kindergarten, early elementary, late elementary, middle or high school students. We will only use photographs of children that have model releases signed by parents. We also cover some topics that work best with people turned away from the camera or in shadow.

Do not mail unsolicited original prints. We are not responsible for the loss of unsolicited work and we will not return submissions without an SASE of sufficient size and postage.

We prefer to review photography portfolios online. E-mail your web site information to