On View: March – May 2018
Location: Memorial Park, Houston, Texas
AboutHouston Center for Photography
The Houston Center for Photography is an organization dedicated to the art of photography. Starting in 1981 as a small visual artists’ organization, HCP has grown to become an exemplary fine art organization. HCP’s mission is to increase society’s understanding and appreciation of photography and its evolving role in contemporary culture. HCP strives to encourage artists, build audiences, stimulate dialogue, and promote inquiry about photography and related media through education, exhibitions, publications, fellowship programs, and community collaboration.
With nearly 1,500 acres of forest, grasslands, recreation facilities, and public spaces, Memorial Park is one of the largest urban wilderness parks in the United States. It is nearly twice the size of New York’s Central Park and equally important to our city. The Park hosts 4 million visitors per year and as many as 10,000 visitors per day from over 170 zip codes, making it the most visited park in the Texas Gulf Coast region. Visitors enjoy the Park’s urban wilderness as well as an array of activities that range from running and cycling to croquet, volleyball, and bird watching. Memorial Park serves as a third place – a place to restore and recharge after home and work – to thousands of visitors every day. Memorial Park Conservancy is in its third year of operating and managing Memorial Park and is committed to making it a world-class park and to fostering connection with its users. Established in 2000 in an effort to formalize the stewardship of the Park, Memorial Park Conservancy serves with a mission to restore, preserve and enhance Memorial Park for the enjoyment of all Houstonians.