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.
• This exhibition is on view in two locations: the Kinder Foundation Education Center in the Law Building (through April 7) and the MFAH Visitors Center (through August 11).
Eye on Houston: High School Documentary Photography | January 16–August 11, 2019