Teen Photo 2018-19
Celebration: May 29 6-8PM
This year, Teen Photo continues on its 9th year with over 60 Philadelphia high school students taking part in the free after-school program. The students’ eight months of mentorship will culminate with a final exhibition: Epiphany, which will be displayed from May 23 – June 5, 2019.
With the goal of increasing access to the arts and art education in Philadelphia, PPAC’s free Teen Photo program is open to any public high school student in the city. From September to May, Teen Photo provides students with full access to PPAC’s equipment, materials, and teaching staff, as well as a DSLR camera to take home for the duration of the program. The group meets weekly to share photos, learn technical skills, and go on art museum visits and photo walks. As students expand their thinking both critically and creatively, they build confidence and develop a love of learning that helps them grow in every aspect of their lives.
To accompany the gallery exhibitions and commemorate the 2018-19 Teen Photo program, the students’ work will be published in photo postcard books available for purchase. Each section of Teen Photo will have its own book.