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Student Photography Institute


Please check back later for information about applications for the 2022-23 season.



Collier and Lee County high school students in public, private or home schools are encouraged to apply to the the Student Photography Institute. The sessions are presented in partnership with Community School of Naples (CSN) and take place on the CSN campus.

Applicants will be asked to submit works digitally. If you are a new photography student applicant, you will receive an email soon after completing the online application (above) requesting examples of your best works. Your works will be reviewed for acceptance into the Student Photography Institute. If you are a returning student photographer, you will receive an email soon after your submission regarding your continuing acceptance.

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Students pay an annual supply fee of $200. Need-based scholarships are available for qualifying students.

For more information about the Student Photography Institute, please contact jwozniak@artisnaples.org.

The Student Photography Institute is an intensive photography program aimed at highly motivated Collier and Lee County high school students. Each year, a class of up to 18 students is selected to participate. The annual program consists of four weekend workshops and a two-week summer intensive.

The institute is designed to give students broad experiences in various areas of photography, including the camera, lighting, composition, digital technology and portfolio preparation. The program also assists students in making vocational decisions, understanding visual communications and preparing for college-level image-making with a curriculum that emphasizes the craft and aesthetic of visual problem solving equally.

Beginning students concentrate on technical and formal excellence. Advanced students concentrate on one or more individual areas of interest while building a college-level exhibition portfolio. Photographs produced by the students will be exhibited at The Baker Museum and sites throughout the Artis—Naples campus.

Tony Chirinos

Student Photography Institute Instructor


The Student Photography Institute is for high-school age students and will take place over four weekends and a two-week summer intensive. These classes take place on the campus of Community School of Naples, which has graciously agreed to host these classes in their digital lab. Student work from this program will then be displayed in an exhibition next season.


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