ICP’s Teen Academy programs offer a range of opportunities for teenagers to develop their knowledge of photography. Courses range from 10-week classes in black-and-white and color instruction to the yearlong intensive Imagemakers program focusing on professional applications.

Teen Academy Imagemakers enables 36 motivated high school juniors and seniors to advance their photography skills and develop an awareness of the creative and professional possibilities in the photography field. The weekly program provides students with guidance from some of New York's best teaching artists; field trips to museums, galleries, and studios; college-prep workshops; pre-professional assignments; mentorship opportunities in the field; and full access to ICP's facilities.

“We are proud to support the Imagemakers exhibition opening reception that showcases the outstanding work of these talented and passionate students,” said John Boyles, Chief Executive Officer, ING Financial Services LLC.

The curriculum is designed to cover a more in-depth study of photography including: self-portraiture, documentary study, photojournalism, personal vision, fashion, and studio work. At the completion of the program, students have created an extensive portfolio, including an artist's statement and résumé, and are honored in this gallery exhibition. 


Celebrating the achievements of our teen photographers who participated in ICP's 2010–2011 Teen Academy Imagemakers program.

Genesis Abreu
Eve Adsetts
Yasemin Akturk
Rose Amer
Fitzwilliam Anderson
Jonah Bleckner
Daniel Caicedo
Azizi Curtis
Anna Daniszewski
Natalage Davis
Allegra Earle
Isabela Espinal
Ritchie Fabian
Miriam Finkelman
Ritza Francois
Kelly Huang
Kevin Ijaji

Irena Jaffe Goldstein
Lola Kelleher
Willa Dorn Lilien
Yanying Lin
Olivia Manno
Sara Minsky
Shateek Mitchell
Julia Novack
Phillip Nurse
Jasmine Pacheco
Akilah Richardson
Steven Sachs
Corey Sobotka
Sam Spector
Gabrielle Streiff
Charnika Webster
Rebecca Zamdborg

Special Thanks

Teen Academy Imagemakers is made possible through generous support from the Altman Foundation, Surdna Foundation, The Norman and Heewon Cerk Gift Fund, ING Financial Services, Susan and Thomas Dunn, Joseph Alexander Foundation, and Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation.