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.

2013 - 2014
Teacher Nights

September 25, 2013, 6-8PM
Improving Digital Presentations
Hands-on skill building with LTP photographers.

November 13, 2013, 6-8 PM
2014 Biennial Curriculum Preview
Get an early sneak peak at this year's 2014 Biennial curriculum focusing on Arab Contemporary Art and Artists

School Tours

Moving | Still: Recent Photography by Texas Artists
Vine Street Studios,1113 Vine St. and Houston Center for Photography,
1441 West Alabama
September 20 - December 20, 2013

FotoFun 2013

Saturday, February 1, 2014
The annual fundraising event held in support of FotoFest’s Literacy Through Photography program.

FotoFence 2014
Sunday May 18, 2014, Opening Reception
Come visit this year's FotoFence student exhibition from May 19-31, 2014 and celebrate student achievement.

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
    This year over 1,100 students visited the FotoFest 2012 Biennial Exhibitions. Thank you to the Simmons Foundation for their support in providing transportation subsidies allowing an opportunity for students to visit cultural institutions and share ideas about photography!

Welcome to Back LTP Teachers and Students!

We are looking forward to an exciting 2013-2014 school year working together to support student literacy and self expression. In addition to our Teacher Training and Residency Programs, LTP now offers on-campus Professional Development and After-School Programs. Learn more about our 2013-2014 Programming.

Become an LTP Teacher Today

teacher training

Teachers participate in a hands-on exploration of the LTP curriculum at LTP Teacher Training

Training Dates for fall 2013 are available
Sign up Now!

September 28
October 26

Since 1990, over 2000 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.


FotoFun 2014: Save the Date

Saturday, February 1, 2014, 2-5 pm

boy and father next to balloons, both smilingImage of volunteer with candy and baloons in middle of table, with children around gazing intently

The annual fundraising event held in support of FotoFest’s Literacy Through Photography program. This three-hour children’s party is held at the FotoFest Headquarters in Downtown Houston. It includes a wide variety of exciting games, crafts and activities, designed to challenge and entertain kids of all ages.

Contact us at 713.223.5522 x 12 to learn more about FotoFun 2014 and how to offer your support as a sponsor or volunteer.

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