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  • Student working in the ICP studio with faculty member Jaime Schlesinger
    © Sana Manzoor
  • Student editing his work
    © Sana Manzoor
  • © Richard Burrowes
  • Student working on artist statement to accompany images
    © Jaime Schlesinger
  • Student presenting her work for critique
    © Richard Burrowes
  • Guest Artist visit with Eric Rhein
    © Richard Burrowes
  • ICP Studio shoot
    © Richard Burrowes
  • ICP Studio shoot with faculty member Serge J-F. Levy
    © Jaime Schlesinger
  • © Jeremy, Student
  • © Danny, Student
  • © Chanelle, Student
  • © David, Student
  • © Desiree, Student
  • © Wilkins, Student
  • © Symba, Student

 

Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center

 

"During my time with ICP, I've learned to express myself through 'the eyes of the lens' which has allowed me to make a huge transition in my life. I have rediscovered myself physically, emotionally, and mentally."

— Donald

Since 2004, ICP has partnered with Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center (AHC) teaching young people who attend the Center to re-envision their lives through photography. Working together to meet the needs of the students, the two organizations have designed a curriculum that combines group psychotherapy with creative expression. Each year, the themes of the program are identified by staff and students, and have included pride, strength, family, relationships, transformations, and legacy. While the program is centered around photographic instruction as the primary vehicle of self and community empowerment, writing, public speaking, and ongoing discussions around those themes are also integral components of the curriculum. Class time—spent equally at AHC and ICP—also includes slide presentations, assignments, field trips, and guest artist visits. The program culminates in a presentation and celebration of the students' photographs and autobiographical writings.

The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center provides comprehensive medical, mental health, family planning, and health education services to young people ages of 10–22.

This program is made possible with support from the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation and Select Equity Group Foundation.

ICP at The Point

ICP at The Point

ICP's ongoing collaboration with The Point Community Development Corporation.

High School of Fashion Industries

High School of Fashion Industries

This yearlong program takes place in a teaching facility built by ICP in HSFI.

Friends of Island Academy

Friends of Island Academy

CP's partnership with FOIA provides students with photography and writing instruction along with self-esteem and life skill-building activities.