ICP Community Programs: Teen Storytellers Impacting Change
Featuring: Student photographers from ICP Community Partnerships and Teen Academy
Presented byInternational Center of Photography
Thursday, September 19 |12PM – 12:40PM
International Center of Photography’s (ICP) Community Partnerships and Teen Academy together, serve over 900 young people throughout the city each year by developing their knowledge of photography, critical thinking, writing, and public speaking. Current students and alumni from these programs will share their images and writing, and reflect on the roles that photography plays in fostering self-confidence, community building, and social change.
An ICP Community Programs alumnus will moderate the panel, and facilitate discussion about the student panelists’ individual, and shared experiences in Community Programs. Each panelist will share a portfolio of their images, along with a prepared written piece to reflect ICP’s curricular focus.
The panel will conclude with a dynamic discussion among the participants and the audience of youth photographers, in an effort to engage in a greater dialogue about how photography can serve as a platform for youth to tell their own stories, build community, and impact change.
This panel is part of Photoville Education Day, and open only to participants of this program. To learn more and to register, please go here.
The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture. Through its exhibitions, education programs, events, and community outreach, ICP offers an open forum for dialogue about the power of the image. To date, ICP has presented more than 700 exhibitions and offered thousands of classes at every level. It will open a new, fully integrated center, reuniting its exhibitions and education programs, at Essex Crossing on the Lower East Side, in January 2020.
ICP’s Community Partnerships and Teen Academy together, serve over 900 young people throughout the city each year, by developing their knowledge of photography, critical thinking, writing, and public speaking. ICP’s offsite partnerships with community-based organizations reach students in underserved neighborhoods through free classes. This same access is ensured by offering need-based scholarships to half of all students in onsite after-school classes.
Community Partnerships include: ICP at THE POINT, the High School of Fashion Industries, Friends of Island Academy, the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES), and Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center. All programming reflects ICP’s commitment to social change through photography.