ICP’s Teen Academy program offers a range of opportunities for teenagers to develop their knowledge of photography. Courses include ten-week classes in black-and-white and color darkroom instruction, digital intensives, as well as the Imagemakers yearlong advanced program.

Teen Academy Imagemakers enables motivated high school juniors and seniors to advance their photography, writing, and public speaking skills while developing an awareness of the creative and professional possibilities in the field. This weekly after-school program provides teen photographers 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. This program is designed for students who are interested in pursuing photography in college and/or as a career. By the end of the year, students will have created an extensive portfolio, including an artist’s statement and résumé. A selection of their best work is featured in this gallery exhibition.

Featured Artists

Tess Adams, Zara Ali, Rachel Ashen, Tony Baizan, Ursula Bowling, Jason Bravo, Xena Leycea Bruno, Karina Cadena, Alex Coddington, Julianna Damiano, Casper Dehnavi, Gabriela Ganges, Priscilla Gaona, Anouk Grandits, Kimberly Gyamfi, Ethan Holland, Sophia Kalinowska-Werter, Kellie Marty, Gerolyn Matos, Paul McLaren, Lumia Nocito, Sarafina Oh, Irene Peng, Atzimba Xoyatla, Emma Raible, Gabrielle Robinson, Jill Ruthauser, Andrew Salazar, Olivia Saporito, Kate Seaman, Sophie Torres, Sarah Ventura, Cynthia Villamil, Violet Williams, Amanda Yang

Please join us for this exhibition's opening reception on Wednesday, June 1, 6 – 8 PM.

Special Thanks

Teen Academy Imagemakers is made possible with generous support from the Altman Foundation, William Randolph Hearst Foundation, Ravenel And Elizabeth Curry Foundation, Keith Haring Foundation, The Norman and Heewon Cerk Gift Fund, The Chervenak-Nunnalle Foundation, The Houston Family Foundation, Susan and Thomas Dunn, The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Stuart Z. Katz and Jane Martin, The Alexia Foundation (Aphrodite and Peter Tsairis, Founders), Select Equity Group, Lois and Bruce Zenkel, and by public funds
from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.