The View From Here: Accessing Art Through Photography

Applications due

The View From Here is a free, semester-long photography-based program for young adults in Greater New Haven. Now in its second year, the program is held at the Yale Center for British Art and the Lens Media Lab (LML) at Yale’s Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage. The View From Here seeks to deepen young people’s engagement with visual art by exposing them to the history, materials, and practice of photography. Students learn the essential principles of taking and composing their own photographs using a smartphone or personal digital device. Working with curators, museum staff, Yale faculty, and photographers, students gain access to unique workshops, experiences, and mentorships. The program culminates in an exhibition of students’ work.

Program dates
  • September 15December 15, 2022
  • Weekly meetings held on Thursdays, 35 pm
  • Additional group workshops on occasional Saturdays
  • Final exhibition in spring 2023

Students receive $500 (US dollars) upon completion of the program. Supplies and materials are provided for all analog photography workshops.


Students who will be enrolled in the eleventh or twelfth grades at a school in Greater New Haven in fall 2022.

Application process

This form must be completed and submitted online, including a one letter of reference from a current teacher, coach, guidance counselor, or employer.


Applications must be received by Friday, June 3, 2022.

Contact information

Top image
Jessica Weber, photo by Beth Miller