Below are a several projects that document my participation as a teaching artist in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood.  In conjunction with teaching basic photographic skills my goal was to provide students with a variety of first-hand experiences that would offer them an opportunity to engage more critically and consciously with world around them. Each collaborating student, educator and school worked with me through the Museum of Contemporary Photography's Picture Me  after school program as well as through Columbia College's Project AIM.

House on mango street

Talking Back 2014



©Itzel Dimas

©Itzel Dimas

Featured student works

The Perch

Risk Dinner at Mana

Studio 24


Working with Jan Tichy