Select Teacher’s Agency – 1 May 2002


1 May 2002, Leicester, UK

This is the second of two photo strips taken for the purposes of teaching agency identity cards. I cannot find the card, which is unusual for someone as obsessive about photobooth photos as I am.

This strip was also used for a travel identity card (below).

While working in the UK I applied to and worked for two different teaching agencies. The first one, Protocol, was sending me to some ghastly institutions. I hoped for better with Select. As it turned out, it was mostly ghastly schools that needed emergency teachers, so nothing much changed.

This group of photos comes from my series Photobooth 41 Year Project. You can see all the posts that document the series by clicking here. I am still adding to this project using mostly digital booths to create the images.



  1. They should feel lucky having a teacher like you. Love the photograph, you look stunning!

    Liked by 1 person

    • YES! Correct down to the spelling. Gold stars and elephant stamps for you Ted. 🐘🐘🐘⭐️🌟⭐️🌟⭐️🌟


  2. ruud vermeij said:

    What did you teach there, Kate?

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    • Hi Ruud! I trained as a secondary school art teacher but was mostly teaching primary school kids English, maths, science, languages (mostly French and Spanish but any other language they wanted to throw at me!) etc, etc. I did years 6 to 9 for the second year of the two years I was there but it was tough. My health was failing and that made everything more difficult.😊🎅🏾🎄🎅🏻🎄


    • Thanks Otto. It is came about as an idea very gradually. I had no idea when I first stepped into a photobooth as a child that it will become a lifelong obsession. I think it really only formulated into a project when I noticed how many of the machines for disappearing, and just how many photos have manage to collect during my travels. Very best wishes for the Christmas season to you. 🎄🎅🏾🎄🎅🏻


  3. António Marques said:

    I´m a secondary art teacher myself. Started 29 years ago and knew all about emergency teachers and substitutions when I was in my early years. Lovely smiling face!

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    • Thanks for the compliment, Antonio. 😀🎄There seems to be a lot of art teacher bloggers out there. Whether or not they identify themselves as such or not!


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