DeBakey Students' Photography on Display at MFAH
On May 21, 2022, several creative high school students across the Houston Independent School District were recognized for their photography at The Museum of Fine Arts in the Museum District in downtown Houston. Students and their families were welcomed to celebrate student work, which was displayed for visitors to enjoy. Many students from DeBakey, as well as students from Bellaire, Carnegie Vanguard, Eastwood Academy, Furr, Jack Yates, Sam Houston, Westbury, and Westside, were invited and rewarded for their efforts.
The Eye on Houston program encourages high schoolers in HISD to express their outlooks on the city of Houston. Houston is the fourth largest metropolis in the US and is home to over 2 million people. It is known for its world-class medical center, NASA and its space exploration advancements, shopping and dining, diverse population, and much more. The Eye on Houston exhibition not only enabled students to demonstrate their photography capabilities but also welcomed students to illustrate a part of who they are and what the great city of Houston means to them.
Each piece of student artwork had a unique subject. A truly diversified gamut of ideas and perspectives was up for display. Culture, self-identity, nature and the environment, political engagement, natural disaster, school and education, leisure activities, urban landscape, family and friends, pets and animals, and so much more were addressed in the framed photographs, which lined the hallway of the art museum, each giving a snapshot of the respective student creator.
All in all, the event was very wholesome and strengthened community ties. Students met with peers and engaged in conversation about art, school, and other subjects of interest. Parents, family members, and teachers stood proudly and snapped photos of the selected young artists. The friendly and cheerful environment, topped with enjoyable art, tea, and delicious cookies made for an ideal Saturday afternoon.
The Eye on Houston exhibit is on view at MFAH through winter 2023.
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