Eye on Houston: High School Documentary Photography March 3, 2020–February 28, 2021

See Houston from a new angle—through the eyes of the city’s teenagers.

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 25th 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.

All Houston Independent School District high schools were invited to take part this year, and the Museum received more than 1,000 submissions from across the Houston area. The diversity of these areas, and the connections between them, emerge through images that explore several themes: Movement, Home, Cultures, Family, and Growing Up.

The 100 photographs chosen for the exhibition showcase work by freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The 11 participating schools are Bellaire High School, Carnegie Vanguard High School, César E. Chavez High School, DeBakey High School for Health Professions, Eastwood Academy, Furr High School, Jane Long Academy, Sharpstown High School, Westbury High School, Westside High School, and Jack Yates High School.

Eye on Houston: High School Documentary Photography | March 3, 2020–February 28, 2021

Included with general admission. Advance timed tickets recommended.

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.


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