Gallery Openings and Events

Critical Exposure’s 2014 Annual Student Photography Exhibit

2013 critical exposure student show at the PEPCO Edison Gallery

2013 critical exposure student show at the PEPCO Edison Gallery

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Event: Wednesday, May 21 from 6pm to 8:30pm
East City Art Media Sponsored Event

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Over 300 Critical Exposure staff, volunteers, champions, friends, and most importantly, students, will come together as a community in celebration of student-led advocacy and school reform in the form of photography. Hear student voices and see through the eyes of D.C. students at Critical Exposure’s Ninth Annual Student Photography Exhibit – REFRAME: Education through the Lens of DC Youth.

At Critical Exposure’s annual exhibit of youth photography for social change, REFRAME: Education through the Lens of D.C. Youth, see a new image of school reform — one taken from the youth perspective. Critical Exposure will be hosting an opening reception with free food & drinks to celebrate our year of advocacy, learning, and photography. The event is free with a suggested donation of $35 for those who are able. Click here to buy tickets.

“Education reform” is the rallying cry of politicians, advocates, and organizations across the political spectrum. Despite the rhetoric about doing what’s best for children and youth, these reforms are usually led exclusively by adults. All too often, these adults have spent little or no time in the schools in low-income communities or engaged the people most impacted by their decisions – the students.

REFRAME: Education through the Lens of D.C. Youth offers a different perspective – that of the youth themselves. In this exhibit you’ll see the good, the bad, and the ugly of our schools and communities. You’ll see education through the eyes of the students and hear what they experience, what they think is working, and what needs to change. But most importantly, you’ll see what they are doing, every day, to change the world around them.

The event will be held at the PEPCO Edison Gallery located at 702 8th Street, NW.

Founded in 2004, Critical Exposure teaches youth how to use the power of photography and their own voices to become effective advocates for school reform and social change. We are developing a new generation of civic leaders that has: the creativity to imagine new solutions to old problems; the belief that youth have the right and the agency to fight for those solutions; the skills to hold communities and public officials accountable for taking action.

Through campaigns and visual storytelling, CE helps students raise their voices in conversations about education policies and build the public support and political will needed to address the issues they face. Learn more by visiting www.criticalexposure.org, follow us on Twitter @pictureequality, or check out our Facebook page.

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