The title refers to the semester-long exploration of subjects relevant to the teen photographers. Whether their subjects are people, landscapes, objects, or feelings, these photographers illustrate their stories by paying close attention to composition, lighting, and environment.

Teen arts education is central to the ICA. Digital photography is just one of the art forms teens can explore at the museum. The ICA’s award-winning teen programming has grown exponentially in the past decade, now serving approximately 7,000 area youths annually. We believe that robust arts education—including learning by doing—is critical to building future artists, audiences, and engaged citizens, and we aim especially to create a more equitable education for urban youths.