Houston Center for Photography

Collaborations XVI a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined

Friday, May. 10, 2019 – Sunday, Jul. 7, 2019


May 10, 2019 – July 7, 2019

Friday, May 10, 5:00-8:00pm
Student artist talks begin at 5:00pm

Collaborations is an Access and Community Education program that celebrates photography and encourages cooperation and teamwork between Houston-area high school students as they create an exhibition from beginning to end.

Now in its sixteenth year, Collaborations XVI included 16 students from 13 Houston-area high schools who met every week for 15 weeks over the spring semester at HCP or at partner organizations such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the University of Houston, and the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston. Throughout the program, the students met with experts in the field of photography including professional photographers, archivists and librarians, collection managers, and educators to discuss exhibition concepts and planning, critique photographic work, learn about various careers, view works of photography in person, and participate in lectures and discussions.

Collaborations XVI: a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined is a culmination of these sixteen students’ creative exploration of their self-chosen theme–fear and anxiety.

Collaborations XVI Students:

Donna Arroyo, YES Prep – Fifth Ward

Mitchelle Banda, Stephen F. Austin High School

Sarah Bauman, Incarnate Word Academy

Dejah Bejarano, YES Prep – North Central

Elizabeth Beserra, High School for Law and Justice

William Carbajal, Spring Woods High School

Clare Choyke, Glenda Dawson High School

Isamar Garcia, YES Prep – Fifth Ward

Tayler Harris, Texas Connections Academy

Laura Hartley, Cypress Ranch High School

Muskan Manzoor, Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions

Amy Nava-Ruiz, Jersey Village High School

Andrew Parkerton, Cypress Ranch High School

Vanessa Perez-Ortega, Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions

Noe Villarreal, Galena Park High School

Frankie Wimbish, The Kinkaid School


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