An exhibition of photography and prints created over a period of six years by Houston-area schoolchildren, highlighting Houston\u2019s diversity and energy, will be on view at the Rice Media Center on the Rice University campus, from March 7-31, 2017 (Weekdays only). In the Eyes of Our Children: Houston, An American City, accompanied by a 296-page book, complete with over 300 color plates, presents a panoramic view of Houston, including public parks and gardens, sports stadiums, shopping malls, cultural venues and downtown.\r\n\r\nGeoff Winningham, acclaimed Houston photographer and a professor of visual arts and photography at Rice University, along with his wife, artist Janice Freeman, led the project, guiding 132 elementary and middle-school students\u2014of diverse racial, cultural and economic backgrounds\u2014in the art of photography and printmaking. \u201cThis exhibition and the accompanying book offer a unique vision of Houston at this moment in its history through the eyes of its children,\u201d states Winningham. Undergraduate volunteers from Rice University pitched in by taking leadership roles at the participating schools and the summer workshops.\r\n\r\nThe 132 students from Houston-area schools who participated in the project\u201443% Hispanic, 30% Anglo, 16% African American, and 11% Asian--mirror the diversity of Houston\u2019s population and lend insight into the changing vision of our cities and our nation. \u201cHouston is at the forefront of the epic demographic transition that is taking place in the United States,\u201d according to Stephen Klineberg, noted sociologist and professor at Rice University, and a contributor to the book.