2008 PictureThis! exhibition
For the sixth year in a row, HCP is proud to present PictureThis!, a collaborative program with The Children´s Cancer Hospital at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Clinic in Houston. Resulting in an exhibition of the students´ work in HCP´s Learning Center gallery, PictureThis! successfully integrates photography into the Children´s Cancer Hospital at MD Anderson´s art curriculum. Initiated in 2002 by HCP, the PictureThis! program is 8-weeks in length. This year´s projects include a Polaroid alphabet scavenger hunt, a Cyanotype project, Projected Drawings, Inspired Collages, Flip Books, and a Camera Obscura.
"Through PictureThis!, patients were given the chance to express what they find worthwhile and meaningful, allowing them to look at their surroundings through a different perspective. The children developed a boost of self-esteem, which not only made them want to create and work more, but benefited them in terms of their treatment, leaving them in a cheerful, happy mood. Speaking for my child, PictureThis! was in incredibly wonderful experience." — Parent of a 2007 PictureThis! patient.
Special thanks to the Texas Commission on the Arts for their 2007-8 support of HCP´s PictureThis! program