The View from Here: Accessing Art through Photography

“The View from Here” is a photography program for rising eleventh- and twelfth-grade students and first-year students at public universities or community colleges. The program 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.

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Program dates: September 19, 2024 – February 13, 2025

Apply here to the 2024–2025 cycle by Thursday, August 15, 2024

Class 3

The 2024 exhibition highlights the work of nine student-photographers whose works are on view in the High Street windows from April through July 2024. 

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Class 2

The 2023 exhibition highlights the work of eleven student-photographers whose works were on view in the High Street windows from January through April 2023. 

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Class 1

The 2021 exhibition was the first YCBA exhibition to feature art on the exterior walls of the museum, featuring projections of the work of the twelve student-photographers. 

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Participants in “The View from Here,” January 2023, photo by Harold Shapiro