ICP at THE POINT: Eyes of Hope is an exhibition of photographs by students from ICP at THE POINT. Based in the South Bronx and launched in 1997, the program is a year-round collaboration that teaches analog and digital photography, critical thinking, writing, and public speaking with the goal of fostering self-esteem, community development, and social change.
The program includes weekly after-school classes for preteens and teens that take place in both a physical and virtual classroom/studio/darkroom as well as a gallery space. This exhibition celebrates young, local voices picturing this unprecedented time in our lives and the hope for a brighter future.
ICP at THE POINT is made possible with generous support from The Richard Avedon Foundation, Keith Haring Foundation, William Talbott Hillman Foundation, Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation, and Bender-Fishbein Foundation.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Featuring: Leonardo Almeida-Ramirez (age 14), Isaias Alvarez (age 15), Paloma Boyewa-Osborne (age 13), Sydney Del Cid (age 11), Raphaelle Eckhardt (age 13), Jenny Escamilla (age 17), Kihanny Falu (age 11). Marley Higuchi-Crowell (age 15), Neyu Higuchi-Crowell (age 16), Roman James (age 12), Maribel Jimenez (age 18), Jeremiah Lucre-Valentin (age 11), Karmanie Minnis (age10), Nayomi Montes (age 9), Hayden Moss (age 9), Madison (Max) Moss (age 14), Xela Perryman (age 16), Tula Plasencia (age 14), Rónán Selby-Curran (age 15), Ali Sepulveda (age 14), Tovelle South (age 9), Mikayla Sumter-Malone (age 18), Enis Toh (age 12), Astride Toh (age 17)
THE POINT Community Development Corporation is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) dedicated to youth development, and the cultural and economic revitalization of the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx. THE POINT works with their neighbors to celebrate the life and art of the community, an area traditionally defined solely in terms of its poverty, crime rate, poor schools, and substandard housing. They believe the area’s residents, their talents and aspirations, are THE POINT’s greatest assets.
The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture. Cornell Capa founded ICP in 1974 to champion “concerned photography”—socially and politically minded images that can educate and change the world. Through our exhibitions, education programs, community outreach, and public programs, ICP offers an open forum for dialogue about the power of the image.