Abigail Montes is a documentary photographer, educator, and youth arts coordinator from the South Bronx. Since 2013, she has worked with various initiatives empowering youth through photography. She graduated from LaGuardia Community College in 2002 with an AAS in Commercial Photography. In 2016, Montes joined the International Center of Photography (ICP) as a teaching assistant. In 2018, she graduated from the Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism One-Year Certificate Program at ICP, and was awarded the Documentary Arts Fellowship. In 2019, Montes became the co-coordinator and lab manager of ICP at THE POINT CDC, a youth photo program based just a few blocks from where she grew up, centering her documentary practice. In 2021, she earned a BFA in Photography from Saint John’s University. In addition to her role sitting on the board of the photo collective Faces of Harlem, Montes is currently a lead instructor for ICP at THE POINT and ICP’s Teen Academy, teaching the fundamentals of photography in the virtual classroom with social justice, self-esteem, community, and collaboration as thematic anchors.
Join ICP for a hands-on imagemaking activity for all ages! Participants will learn basic photographic techniques and use whatever imagemaking device they have to celebrate the people, places, and things that make DUMBO come to life!Learn More