Youth Photography Classes in the Bronx



The Bronx Junior Photo League (BJPL) is a free after-school photography and journalism program serving middle through high school students.

The program teaches Bronx youth to use documentary practices to explore their communities, families, environments, and much more. The program focuses on social justice issues in the South Bronx, one of America’s poorest and most underserved communities. Our curriculum gives students an immersive experience in the technical aspects of photography and photo editing as well as programs promoting critical thinking skills, visual and news literacy, and writing practice.



Bronx River Art Center

The Bronx River Art Center sometimes hosts pop up and other photography workshops


International Center of Photography (ICP) at THE POINT

A collaborative program with the International Center of Photography, ICP at THE POINT teaches youth students the fundamentals of black-and-white photography. Students have access to THE POINT’s onsite black-and-white darkroom and Vantage Point Gallery. Registration ongoing. 10-week course, four times a year.

Classes are from 4:00-7:00pm
Pre-Teen:  9-13 years old
Teen: 14-18 years old



Photo Narratives at Artsmith

Photo Narratives is a free photography program for teens residing in the Wakefield section of the Bronx. Students will learn the art of photography and how to tell stories using pictures. Workshops will focus on digital camera operation, subject and angle choice, manipulating and deconstruction photos, and developing critical thinking skills among others. Students will put their new talents to use in an immigration-themed project and exhibit their work at the end of the workshop.

Program Dates:
Saturdays, October 14 – December 16, 2017

11am – 1pm

Phipps Beacon Program at Wings Academy
1122 E. 180th St.
Bronx, NY 10460