For the annual exhibition Eye on Houston: High School Documentary Photography, the Museum collaborates with area high schools to document and celebrate Houston’s diverse neighborhoods.
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’s exhibition—the 23rd edition—brought more than 300 submissions to the Museum from across the Houston area. The diversity of and connections between different neighborhoods become clear through the images, with an overwhelming focus on what the teens experienced because of the unprecedented 2017 storm Hurricane Harvey.
The 64 photographs selected for this presentation of Eye on Houston showcase work by 42 junior and senior students 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.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.