Talkin’ back: Chicago youth respond

Kevin, 2011; Created by students participating in the After School Matters program

About the Exhibition

Talkin’ Back: Chicago Youth Respond brings together student work from six different Chicago public schools and communities created in programs sponsored by the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) and Project AIM at the Center for Community Arts Partnerships (CCAP), Columbia College Chicago. Guided by professional photographers and writers, participating students created works that explore the narrative potential of photographs inspired by images from the MoCP’s collection.

This exhibition features works by students at Crown Community Academy; Curie Metropolitan High School; Juarez Community Academy; Nicolas Senn High School; Theodore Herzl Elementary School; and Manuel Perez Jr. Elementary School.

Exhibition sponsors:

The Arts Integration Mentorship Project (Project AIM) of the Center for Community Arts Partnerships at Columbia College Chicago is supported in part by the U.S. Department of Education Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination program, Chicago Community Trust, Crown Family Philanthropies, Leo S. Guthman Fund, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Polk Bros. Foundation, Terra Foundation for American Art, and an anonymous foundation.

The exhibitions, presentations and related programs of the Museum of Contemporary Photography Columbia College Chicago are sponsored in part by After School Matters; the Terra Foundation for American Art; the Lannan Foundation; the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation; the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency; the National Endowment for the Arts; the David C. and Sarajean Ruttenberg Arts Foundation, the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, American Airlines, the official airline of the MoCP; and our members.