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Picture Equality: An Evening of Empowerment through Photography

pic-equality-2013-10-17-wcarey-0700All photos by Wade Carey for East City Art.

All photos copyright East City Art Media LLC.

Critical Exposure’s 6th annual fundraising reception and auction was held on Thursday, October 17, in the ground floor atrium and event space at the DLA Piper Building at 500 8th Street NW. All money raised at this live and silent auction will be used to support Critical Exposure’s photography and advocacy programs. East City Art and Black Gives Back were Media Sponsors of the event.

The event was the best attended auction to date with over 200 attendees and over $38,000 raised.

We extend our congratulations to Critical Exposure and all of the talented photographers and generous guests who took part in this year’s event. As more information on the results of the auction are received, we will include them here in the post and in our captions of these photographs.

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Board member, Rebecca Renard, speaks to a Critical Exposure supporter. (Picture Equality: An Evening of Empowerment through Photography, October 17, 2013)

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Youth Intern, Daniel J., prepares to document the event with his camera. (Picture Equality: An Evening of Empowerment through Photography, October 17, 2013)

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Critical Exposure Fellow Amir P. sets up the photo booth at the event. (Picture Equality: An Evening of Empowerment through Photography, October 17, 2013)

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Critical Exposure Fellows Samera P. and Anaise A. take a break from documenting the event. (Picture Equality: An Evening of Empowerment through Photography, October 17, 2013)

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Supporters admire the professional photos available for bidding. (Picture Equality: An Evening of Empowerment through Photography, October 17, 2013)

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Critical Exposure student photos are on display. (Picture Equality: An Evening of Empowerment through Photography, October 17, 2013)

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Picture Equality: An Evening of Empowerment through Photography, October 17, 2013

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Picture Equality: An Evening of Empowerment through Photography, October 17, 2013

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Two supporters examine Ami Vitale’s photo, “Encounters.” (Picture Equality: An Evening of Empowerment through Photography, October 17, 2013)

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Critical Exposure student photos on display. (Picture Equality: An Evening of Empowerment through Photography, October 17, 2013)

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Picture Equality: An Evening of Empowerment through Photography, October 17, 2013

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Two student quotes are pictured. “We’re using our cameras to shed light on social issues in our schools, communities, city and country.” (Picture Equality: An Evening of Empowerment through Photography, October 17, 2013)

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Three youth interns at the event. (Picture Equality: An Evening of Empowerment through Photography, October 17, 2013)

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Lori Waselchuk’s photo on display during the silent auction accompanied by other professional works. (Picture Equality: An Evening of Empowerment through Photography, October 17, 2013)

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A supporter learns more about Andrew Moore’s work on abandoned buildings in Detroit. This photo had the highest number of bids at the end of the night. (Picture Equality: An Evening of Empowerment through Photography, October 17, 2013)

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Supporters look at work by Andrew Moore, Lee Goodwin and Jason Florio. (Picture Equality: An Evening of Empowerment through Photography, October 17, 2013)

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Washington photographer Mark Parascandola’s photo, “Al Garrobico,” on display. (Picture Equality: An Evening of Empowerment through Photography, October 17, 2013)

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Picture Equality: An Evening of Empowerment through Photography, October 17, 2013

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Supporters gather near a work by Jordan Matter. (Picture Equality: An Evening of Empowerment through Photography, October 17, 2013)

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A guest reads about a Rick Loomis photograph depicting the 1992 meeting of two other famous photojournalists. (Picture Equality: An Evening of Empowerment through Photography, October 17, 2013)

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Andrew Zuckerman’s “Chimpanzee 216” on display. The winner of this photo also won a copy of Zuckerman’s book, “Creature.” (Picture Equality: An Evening of Empowerment through Photography, October 17, 2013)

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Picture Equality: An Evening of Empowerment through Photography, October 17, 2013

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Picture Equality: An Evening of Empowerment through Photography, October 17, 2013

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Picture Equality: An Evening of Empowerment through Photography, October 17, 2013

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Micah Albert’s photo, “Buried in Dandora: Waste and Livelihood,” and John Kaplan’s “Mystic Journey,” on display. Albert’s photo won the First Prize Contemporary Issues Single in the World Press Photo contest. (Picture Equality: An Evening of Empowerment through Photography, October 17, 2013)

Wade Carey
Authored by: Wade Carey

Wade Carey was born at George Washington University Hospital during a typical July heat wave. His mother insisted on being taken to GW and not Columbia Hospital for Women because the newer delivery rooms at GW had air-conditioning and by the time he was born she was refusing to wear anything but a giant cotton flour sack (true). He discovered the East City in 1964 when mother Helen started work as a real estate broker. He remembers a time before there was a Metro, when the streetcar tracks torn out, when bus companies were for profit and when the people chanted, “O. Roy Chalk is a capitalist pig.” He remembers the old theaters near Eastern Market going dark and H and 8th Streets before the riots. He began publishing Friday, January 22nd, 2010, at www.wadecarey.wordpress.com, writing about the experience of undergoing a stem cell transplant to treat multiple myeloma. He and his husband Ted Coltman live near Eastern Market. Life partners since 1976, they have lived one place or another in Southeast since 1979. He now is devoting much of his time and energy to making sure that artists living or exhibiting their work in and around the East City get a chance to make bigger splashes everywhere.