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Future Imagemakers / COmmunity COllaborations

If you were unable to attend the Open House in September, but would like to receive more information about any of our Future Artist Programs, please sign up to receive important announcements HERE!

The deadline to submit your completed application, along with your required recommendations and transcript, is Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 



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 program runs in two sessions from February to May: 12 Saturdays from 10 am until 4 pm and 12 weeks on Mondays and Thursdays from 4-6pm. Perfect attendance and punctuality are required along with dedication to their vision.  Students are also expected to provide their own transportation and lunch (for Saturday students).  

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. Future Imagemakers / Community Collaborations is funded through the generosity of The Department of Photography & Imaging and the Tisch School of the Arts' Future Artist Program. Please feel free to contact us at

If you would like to be notified about our future programs, please click here.

We also have a summer high school program, for more information please visit --