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.



Special Thanks

Teen Academy and Imagemakers are made possible with generous support from the Altman Foundation, The Hearst Foundations, Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation, Keith Haring Foundation, The Norman and Heewon Cerk Gift Fund, The Chervenak-Nunnalle Foundation, Susan and Thomas Dunn, The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Stuart Z. Katz and Jane Martin, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


TOP IMAGE: © Curtis Willocks

Alumni Work

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