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Houston, TX 77006

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Collaborations VIII meeting with guest speaker

Portraits of Self exhibition by Collaborations VII group

Collaborations X participants - field trip

Student presentation during Collaborations V meeting


HCP's Collaborations program is a semester-long program that provides students with tools to continue their photographic career, creates awareness of different career opportunities in the field, and provides an opportunity to experience the planning of an exhibition first-hand. The program welcomes high-schools students that have an interest in photography as an art form.

Students build confidence as they learn to present their work to others through regular critique and discussions. Through regular meetings with HCP staff and guest speakers with photography-related careers, students share ideas and learn about artistic, curatorial and commercial aspects of the art world and learn about photography's history and role in daily live. These meetings take place at HCP and in the community. Once the students select a theme for the exhibition, HCP forms collaborations with photographers and professionals to inform the students about their chosen subject and to aid them with the development of their portfolio, artist's statement and resume. The program culminates with a final exhibition of the student's work and fosters the student's public speaking and presentation skills through the vehicle of artist talks which are attended by the general public in HCP's galleries.

Collaborations began in 2003 under the guidance of Ray Carrington, III, photography instructor at Jack Yates High School, a low-income at-risk high school in Houston’s Third Ward; and David Veselka, the longtime chair of the photography department at The Kinkaid School, a Houston area private school.

Program Information

Schedule: January 14, 2014 - May 17, 2014, on Tuesdays, 6:00pm – 7:30pm and occasional weekend fieldtrips and workshops TBA. Meetings are scheduled every 2 weeks - estimated monthly commitment of 8 hours including fieldtrips and assignments. 
Program Orientation: TBD date in mid-November
Fee: $250 – Scholarships are available
Program limited to 20 participants 

To apply for this program, candidates must submit completed application
by Mail: Houston Center for Photography, ATTN: Collaborations XI, 1441 West Alabama, Houston, TX 77006, or 
by email to, subject line: Collaborations XII applicant

Application Deadline:
 Sunday, November 3, 2013
Accepted applicants will be notified via email and/or phone by TBD


If you must withdraw for any reason, please be aware of our cancellation policy as follows:
For a full refund, notification must be sent to by December 13, 2013. A $25 cancellation fee will be applied.
No refunds, transfer or credits are possible after that day.

or more information about Collaborations, please contact Juliana Forero, Director of Education at or at 713.529.4755 ext.12


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