Eye on Houston: High School Documentary Photography January 16–August 11, 2019
Eye on Houston: High School Documentary Photography documents and celebrates the diversity of neighborhoods throughout the city. The annual exhibition is a collaboration between the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and area high schools.
Now in its 24th year, Eye on Houston invites students to offer a glimpse into their daily lives, experiences, and personal stories. Each generation witnesses Houston through new eyes, seeing and experiencing a fresh incarnation of the city. Utilizing photography as a tool, these student photographers document their perspectives.
Nine high schools in the Houston Independent School District were invited to take part this year, and the Museum received more than 700 submissions from across the Houston area. The diversity of and connections between these areas emerge through images that explore themes of Movement, City as Subject, Graffiti, Cultures, Family, and Growing Up.
The 93 photographs chosen for the exhibition showcase work by sophomore, junior, and senior students. The participating schools are Austin High School, Bellaire High School, Carnegie Vanguard High School, DeBakey High School for Health Professions, Eastwood Academy, Jack Yates High School, Secondary DAEP, Westbury High School, and Westside High School.
Eye on Houston: High School Documentary Photography | January 16–August 11, 2019
On view in two locations: Kinder Foundation Education Center in the Law Building (through April 21) and MFAH Visitors Center (through August 11).
The exhibition Eye on Houston: High School Documentary Photography receives generous funding from the CFP Foundation and the Junior League of Houston, Inc.
All Learning and Interpretation programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive endowment funds provided by Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; Caroline Wiess Law; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ballard; Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tate; the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation; Virginia and Ira Jackson; the Favrot Fund; Neiman Marcus Youth Arts Education; gifts in memory of John Wynne; and gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.