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Age 14-19
Cost Scholarships Are Available For All Programs. 10-Week Courses: $760 Yearlong Course: $2265
Program type Summer, After School, Weekend
Meets Varies
Contact us Teen_Academy@Icp.Edu
Deadline Oct. 4, 2017


The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture. Through our exhibitions, school, public programs, and community outreach, we offer an open forum for dialogue about the role images play in our culture. Since our founding, we have presented more than 700 exhibitions and offered thousands of classes, providing instruction at every level.

ICP is a center where photographers and artists, students, and scholars can create and interpret the world of the image, exploring photography and visual culture as mediums of empowerment, and catalysts for wide-reaching social change.


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.


9th-12th Grade Students