Gallery Openings and Events

Critical Exposure’s Annual Student Photography Exhibit & Auction Fundraiser

Photo by Phil Hutinet for East City Art.

Photo by Phil Hutinet for East City Art.

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Event: Thursday, October 16 from 6pm to 8:30pm

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Over 100 Critical Exposure staff, volunteers, champions, industry professionals, professional photographers, and most importantly, students, will come together for a fundraiser benefiting Critical Exposure.

At Critical Exposure’s photography auction and fundraiser, Picture Equality, you’ll help the kick off their 10-Year Anniversary by celebrating the work of their students and professional photographers around the world. This year’s event consists of a cocktail reception and a silent/mobile/live auction of photographs contributed by our students and by world-class photographers, including Ami Vitale, Scott Strazzante, Callie Shell, and others. All of the proceeds support Critical Exposure’s efforts to empower youth through photography. Last year’s event raised more than $30,000 for their programs.

“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.

Picture Equality raises funds to teach youth how to use the power of photography and their own voices to become effective advocates for school reform and social change. In this auction, you’ll see famous photographers who change the dialogue every day through their images. We hope it will inspire you to continue to support our students.

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, Critical Exposure 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.

DLA Piper Atrium is located at 500 8th Street, NW.

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