Collaborations is a semester-long photography program, which brings together high school students from various areas of Houston to work together in creating a group exhibition of their own work at Houston Center for Photography. Throughout the program, students develop skills in photography, teamwork, and communication as they learn about photography together and share ideas and creative work.

View the Spring 2020 Collaborations Exhibition, I am that I am, here.


Why participate in Collaborations?

  • Build confidence while presenting your work during regular critiques
  • Meet professionals working within photography-related careers
  • Go on field trips to various art organizations
  • Form relationships with other students interested in photography
  • Develop skills to further your career in photography
  • Exhibit your work at the leading photography gallery in the region


Program Information


The Spring 2021 Collaborations group will meet on Tuesdays from 5 – 7pm during the spring semester from January 19 – May 4, 2021 (No class on March 16th).

Note: The location and format of the program (online, in person, or hybrid) will be determined closer to the start date of the program and will be based on safety recommendations provided by the CDC and local health officials regarding group gatherings.


A limited number of scholarships are available. To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must complete the scholarship application included within the general program application and answer all questions in their entirety. Program limited to 20 participants.


Apply Now Here!

Deadline: Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 11:59pm.

Fall 2020 Online Info Sessions!

Join us for a live informational session via Zoom where you can ask questions and receive important information about the program and application process. Please register beforehand by clicking “Register Here” next to your preferred date. Registrants will be emailed the Zoom login information.


Session 1:

Saturday, September 26, 2020, 2 – 3pm

Register Here


Session 2

Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 5 – 6pm

Register Here


For more information about Collaborations or questions regarding the application, please contact Community Education Manager Natalie Rodgers by e-mail below.

Email Natalie