Literacy Through Photography (LTP) is the in-school education program created by FotoFest International to help students in grades 3-12 strengthen basic learning skills, particularly writing and critical thinking skills. It is a comprehensive program that includes curriculum and teacher training. LTP uses photography and visual imagery as tools to stimulate students’ writing, analytic abilities and communication skills.

LTP is now used in more than 9 school districts in the greater Houston area as well as various cities throughout the United States.

School Tours

International Discoveries IV
Vine Street Studios,1113 Vine St
March 21 - May 4, 2013

FotoFence 2013
Vine Street Studios,1113 Vine St
May 13 - May 25, 2013

School tours are available, M-F, 9am - 5pm
Arrange your FREE school tour today by calling 713.223.5522 x 12

FotoFence 2013

Public Reception for FotoFence 2013
Come celebrate student achievement and view work from the 36 schools and over 900 students participating in LTP programs this year.
Sunday, May 19, 2 - 4 pm

FotoFest Events

Exhibiting Artist Performance:
or the first step to the exhibition on MarsPerformed by The SHILO Group: Vlad Krasnoshchok (Ukraine), Sergiy Lebedynskyy (Ukraine/Germany), and Vadym Trykoz (Ukraine/Austria).
Friday, April 19, 2013, 7:00 pm
Located at FotoFest Headquarters (1113 Vine St., Houston, TX 77002)

Saturday Matinee & Artist Talks:
Join International Discoveries IV artists: Fernando Di Sisto (Argentina), Claudia Presentado (Argentina/Uruguay), The SHILO Group (Russia/Ukraine/Germany/Austria) and Eldar Zeytullaev (Russia) FREE tour and listen as they discuss their work and artistic process.
Saturday, April 20, 2013, 2:00 pm
Located at FotoFest Headquarters (1113 Vine St., Houston, TX 77002)

Connect with LTP


FotoFest is a member of
the Houston Arts Partners

  • Literacy Through Photography in Schools
    Learn more about the Literacy Through Photography program and how you can bring LTP to your school!
  • FREE Guided School Tours
    Treat your students to some of the best photographic minds from around the world with a free tour of FotoFest exhibits. Contact us today and learn more about how you and your students can take part in this opportunity. Transportation subsidies available upon request.
  • FotoFun 2013
    Thank you to all who made it out to FotoFun 2013, the annual fundraiser for Literacy Through Photography. This years' event was a huge success and couldn't have happened without the support of our attendees, corporate sponsors and community partners.

FotoFence 2013: Literacy Through Photography's
Annual Exhibition of Student Achievement

Two family members view student work from FotoFence 2010

FotoFence, the annual LTP exhibition of student work, is scheduled to open on Monday, May 13 and runs through May 25, 2013. We invite the public to attend an opening reception, honoring our young artists/writers, on Sunday, May 19, from 2-4 pm.

Deadline for submitting work is
Friday, April 26, 2013.

Save the Dates for Fall 2013 LTP Teacher Training
teacher training

Teachers participate in a hands-on exploration of the LTP curriculum at one of our LTP Teacher Trainings

Save-The-Dates for Fall 2013 LTP Training
September 14
November 2

Since 1990, over 600 Houston area teachers have learned how to incorporate visual imagery into their classroom to enhance student engagement, improve writing performance and develop critical thinking skills. LTP Teacher Training is designed for all educators who teach in grades 3-12 and want to learn more about making visual connections in the classroom.

Fill out our online registration form now to secure your spot!

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