What
On Wednesday, January 24, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, debuts the 23rd edition of Eye on Houston: High School Documentary Photography. The annual photography exhibition is a collaboration between the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and area high schools to document and celebrate Houston’s diverse neighborhoods. The exhibition will remain on view through Sunday, June 24, in the Museum Visitors Center.

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. This year, all high schools in the Houston Independent School District were invited to participate and the Museum received more than 330 submissions from across the Houston area. The diversity of and connections between these areas are showcased through images, with an overwhelming focus on the students’ experience during Hurricane Harvey. Participating students are from Bellaire High School, Booker T. Washington High School, Carnegie Vanguard High School, DeBakey High School for Health Professions, Jack Yates High School, Westbury High School, Westside High School, and Wisdom High School. Chosen for this year’s exhibition were 64 photographs by 42 junior and senior students. 

When
Wednesday, January 24–Sunday, June 24, 2018

Where
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Museum Visitors Center / Corner of Binz and Fannin

Admission
Admission is free.

Funding
The Eye on Houston: High School Documentary Photography exhibition 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 income from funds provided by the Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; Caroline Wiess Law; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; 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; the Favrot Fund; and Gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.

Participating Students
Andrew Abdalla; Maddie Benzuly; Larissa Bernstein; Tieranni Brim; Ashley Briseno; Taahir Busaidy; Destiny Carrier; Maria Casas; Ana Cortez; Amya Dupree; Thomas Freeman; Giovanna Gonzalez; Marcus Gonzalez; Ka’javion Graham; Audry Guerra; Jamal Hanney; Emily Hawes; Jacklyn Helm; Maya Kanani; Hannah Kazmouz; Gabby Knotts; Paula Diaz Linares; Lewis Man; Muskan Manzoor; Rocio Martinez; Gabriela Mejia; Kiara Menjivar; Saajan Patel; Ella Phelps; Vanessa Perez; Guadalupe Ramirez; Nevaeh Richardson; Daisi Rivera; Tiffany Say; Maya Singh; Yzette Torres; Huy Truong; Christina Watson; Mirya J. Wilson; J’Meya Woodard; Brian Cruz Ventura; and Khaolah Zitoun.

Press Contact
Sarah Hobson, publicist
713.800.5345 / shobson@mfah.org

General Media Inquiries

Miranda Proctor
mproctor@mfah.org 713.639.7554