We are proud to offer youth photography classes that enrich and educate. Students can choose to enroll in 10-week Teen Academy classes or in the more intensive, year-long Imagemakers program.

Teen Academy Classes

ICP’s Teen Academy program serves over 600 high school students a year, with the goal of fostering self-expression and community development among a diverse group of teens. Teen Academy offers a range of opportunities for students to develop their knowledge of photography, critical thinking, writing, and public speaking. Courses include seasonal 10-week classes in black-and-white and color darkroom instruction, digital intensives, and a yearlong advanced program called Imagemakers. All curricula include: photographic and writing assignments, darkroom time, visual presentations, discussions, critiques, a field trip, a guest artist visit, and a culminating presentation for family and friends, celebrating the students’ achievements.

Scholarships are available for all Teen Academy classes. For more information, please contact Teen Academy staff at 212.857.0058 or email [email protected] To register for classes, view our online course catalog or call 212.857.0001.


TOP IMAGE: © Curtis Willocks

Alumni Work

Noah Zimny, Student
Nicole Zeigler, Student
Violet Willams, Student