Opening Reception: Thursday, June 2 from 6pm to 9pm
Break the Frame is Critical Exposure’s 2016 Annual Student Exhibit where their young people use use photography to Break the Frame of the stories told about them. See the frames that youth create to show the world through their own eyes. This is often the first time the students have ever been to an art gallery, and it’s amazing to watch them as they see hundreds of people come out to look at their photos and read their stories. It’s the moment they realize that they’re really artists and that people really care what they have to say.
When we speak for youth, we frame their voices, no matter how good our intentions. As the students’ images and writing make clear, they are more than capable of speaking for themselves.
The exhibition is on view at District Center, 555 12th St. NW on the 9th floor.