Since 1992, LTP has offered workshops in Durham, attended by artists, photographers, and educators from the United States and abroad. LTP staff also teaches a Literacy Through Photography course in which Duke students collaborate with a local public school teacher and classroom in devising and carrying out an LTP project. As the Durham LTP program has matured and evolved, teachers have designed and implemented LTP projects on their own in a wide variety of settings.
With support from the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University, LTP has archived work made by more than one thousand Durham students. This archive contains more than seven hundred contact sheets and written pieces and provides a resource for researchers and the general public. Who Am I: A Decade of Literacy Through Photography in Durham 1990-2000 was the first exhibition produced from this collection. Durham LTP teachers collaborated with Ewald and Adam Weinberg, curator and director of the Whitney Museum of American, to create the Who Am I exhibition.
The National Endowment for the Arts, the Surdna Foundation, the Open Society Institute and Nathan Cummings, among other foundations have supported LTP and funded residencies with such artists as Alfredo Jaar, Deborah Willis, Luis Rodriguez and John Edgar Wideman. These residencies have allowed Durham teachers and their students to collaborate with nationally known visual artists and writers in finding new ways to connect writing and photography.