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Future Imagemakers / COmmunity COllaborations

Visit the Future Imagemakers website to view work by our high school photographers. Applications for Spring 2016 will be online in September 2015. Please email to be added to our mailing list.


Future Imagemakers / Community Collaborations is a free digital photography program for New York City area high school students taught by New York University professors and university students.

The high school students work in the digital labs at The Department of Photography and Imaging. Digital cameras are provided for the high school students to photograph their families, friends, and communities to create photographic essays exploring their day-to-day lives, dreams, concerns, and social-political challenges. The 2015 program runs on Saturdays from February 7 to May 9 from 10 am until 4 pm. Perfect attendance and punctuality are required along with dedication and enthusiasm.  Students are also expected to provide their own transportation and lunch.

To find out more information about the program and to see the work by our teen participants, please visit

Check out the Community Collaborations blog and follow us on Facebook.  Our blog is a resource for students, teachers, artists, activists, and writers with information on community-based art and media programs around the world and offers a forum for discussing the possibilities for art in the public sphere, opportunities for exhibition and further study.

Future Imagemakers / Community Collaborations was founded in 1996 by Lorie Novak who continues to direct the program. We joined the Tisch Future Artist program in 2012. Bayeté Ross Smith will be teaching our 2015 class along with NYU student teaching assistants.
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We also have a summer high school program, for more information please visit --