Celebrating 20 years, ICP at THE POINT is a year-round collaboration with THE POINT Community Development Corporation in the South Bronx, providing a photography-based program for preteens and teens that includes a classroom/studio, black-and-white darkroom facility, and gallery. In a typical year, ICP at THE POINT directly serves over 100 students through two tiers of pre-teen and teen classes, as well as weekly open labs. In four 10-session terms, ICP teaching artists provide instruction in the fundamentals of photography alongside writing and public speaking assignments. In addition to final presentations each term, students are also featured in an annual exhibition of their photographs in the on-site Vantage Point gallery. In 2005, the program received the Coming Up Taller Award, the nation's highest honor bestowed by the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.
THE POINT Community Development Corporation is a non-profit 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.
ICP at THE POINT is made possible with generous support from The Richard Avedon Foundation, Joy of Giving Something, Inc., The Pinkerton Foundation, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, William Talbott Hillman Foundation, The Keith Haring Foundation, Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation, The Robert and Toni Bader Charitable Foundation, Houston Family Foundation, Susan and Thomas Dunn, Stuart Z. Katz and Jane D. Martin, Monika and Deven Parekh, May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, and Lois and Bruce Zenkel.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.