Teen Academy - Summertime Stories: Principles of Digital Imagemaking and Visual Storytelling

Course Code: 22MTAPV012A

Dates: July 18-22, 2022

Meets: M, Tu, W, Th and F from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM ET

Location: ICP (84 Ludlow Street)

Course Tuition: $490

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

Images are everywhere, but how do you tell a story through your photographs? This one-week intensive digital photography class introduces teens of all levels to the basic principles of digital image-making, from composing to exploring the effects of light. Through photographic assignments whether venturing throughout NYC or staying closer to home, students expand their understanding of the technical and aesthetic possibilities of digital capture and output on the subject matter of their choice. Through writing exercises, different techniques will be presented for using words with images. Critiques led by faculty and guest artists will foster confidence in storytelling, as students discuss their work and reflect upon their progress. By the end of the course, students will have developed a series of images with accompanying text that tell their summertime stories!

Need-based scholarships are available for all Teen Academy classes. To apply, please visit: https://www.icp.org/school/teen-academy.

Course Level/Prerequisite: Open to all skill levels. No prior photography experience is needed for these foundation courses.

Note: This class will be held in-person. Students will need access to a smartphone, DSLR or mirrorless camera, or a digital point and shoot camera in order to complete assignments. If they do not have their own device, there are a limited number of DSLR cameras that can be signed out from ICP. Please reach out to Teen Academy staff at teen_academy@icp.edu after registering if you would like to sign out a camera for the duration of the course.

Program Description: ICP’s Teen Academy welcomes teenagers ages 14–19 from across the country and around the world to develop their skills as visual storytellers in a range of online and in-person courses. The program is designed to cultivate visual literacy, personal vision, and leadership skills through classes focused on the techniques and history of photography and visual culture. All curricula include: photographic and writing assignments, open lab time, visual presentations, discussions, critiques, field trips, guest artist visits, and a culminating presentation for family and friends celebrating the students’ achievements.

In accordance with ICP’s COVID-19 Safety Guidelines and Policies, all students are required to be fully vaccinated and to have received the most recently available booster shots in order to attend onsite courses. This includes courses taking place at the ICP School location (79 Essex Street - entrance at 84 Ludlow Street) as well as offsite locations. Students will be required to provide proof of their vaccination status on the first day of class, unless an exemption has been granted. ICP requires masks to be worn while in class, and while in other public areas of ICP, to protect the health and safety of all employees, students, and visitors. We encourage students, faculty, and staff to wear a KN95 and/or KF94 mask at ICP. These policies are subject to change at anytime.

Courses are subject to minimum enrollment. In order to comply with ICP’s COVID-19 Safety Guidelines and Policies, registration for this course will close two days prior to the start date of the course.

Fee: $490.00

ICP (84 Ludlow Street)

Ben Russell

Faculty Bio
Date Day Time Location
07/18/2022Monday11 AM to 3 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
07/19/2022Tuesday11 AM to 3 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
07/20/2022Wednesday11 AM to 3 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
07/21/2022Thursday11 AM to 3 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
07/22/2022Friday11 AM to 3 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)


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