TILT Institute for the Contemporary Image
Past Exhibitions


Teen Photo 2018-19

May 23 – June 5, 2019

The ninth year of Teen Photo culminates with epiphany, an exhibition featuring 60 Philadelphia high school students.

Teen Photo is a free afterschool program for Philadelphia public high school students. From September to May, students are provided with full access to PPAC’s equipment, materials, and teaching staff, as well as a DSLR camera to take home for the duration of the program. Students are divided into four sections, and meet weekly with dedicated mentors to share photos, learn technical skills, and go on art museum visits and photo walks. As the teens expand their thinking both critically and creatively, they build confidence and develop a love of learning that helps them grow in every aspect of their lives.

To accompany the exhibition and commemorate the 2018-19 Teen Photo program, postcard books of the students’ work will be available for purchase. Each section of Teen Photo will have its own book.

Participating Artists

Aaliyah Fisher, Amanda Smith, Ameon Wright, Anaya Tennant, Andora Robinson, Andre Pak, Avani Alvarez, Brooklyn Stanback, Christine Lao, Darielle Robinson, David Castellanos, Davina King, Donato Scott, Elijah Robinson, Erika Rivera, Finda Fabian, Gael Romero, Huong Vu, Ian Holbrook, Iman Acharya, Imani Turner-Wells, Isis Austin, Ivy Smith, Jaden Warren, Jay Santiago, Jewel Lee-Johnson, Joey Novales, Joné Greene, Jordyn Sanders, Kate McDowell, Kayla Anderson, Kayla Johnson, Kayla Watson, Kimory Harvey-Bryson, Leila Ibrahim, Leila Lorenze, Marquis Bennett, Martha Victoria, Natalie Ionescu, Omar Longoria, Omoye Bandele, Payton Fulton, Pichmonyrath Peou, Richard Kota, Sahar (Apollo) Newman, Sandra Sanchez, Sereina Williams, Siaka Lemailloux, Sijia Zheng, Spencer Morris, Timothy Nguyen, Titilayo Olayinka, Victoria Golden, Wendy Wang, Willem Baumann, Xiuting Wang, Yenni Meneses-Aparicio, Yoselin Kearney, Zoe Taylor, and Zynae McNear.

Student Instructors

Erik James Montgomery, Michelle Wallace, Richelle Kota (Teen Photo 2013-14), Heidie Mojica (Teen Photo 2012-13), and Nazhua Tairi (Teen Photo 2014-16).

Support for Teen Photo 2018–19

The Julian A. and Lois G. Brodsky Foundation
Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation
Connelly Foundation
David A. Cook Beautiful, Useful, Joyful Memorial Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation
The Nessa Forman, David Forman, Eleanor and Solomon Forman Family Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation
Henrietta Tower Wurts Memorial
The Honickman Foundation
Kinder Morgan Foundation
Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation
The Christopher Ludwick Foundation
Rosenlund Family Foundation
Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation
Sheila Fortune Foundation
The Lawrence Saunders Fund

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