One of my favorite DC organizations, Critical Exposure, is celebrating the amazing work that their kids have done since their founding in 2004. By arming the youth of our city with cameras, we’re able to see our world through their eyes, which is always an enlightening experience.
By empowering young people to develop skills as documentary photographers and advocates, we expose citizens and policymakers to the realities of our current two-tiered education system as seen through the eyes of the students who confront those realities each day. Through this approach Critical Exposure works to secure policy changes in order to ensure that all children have access to an excellent, equitable public education, fulfilling this nation’s promise of providing all children with an opportunity to succeed.
The exhibit, titled “5 Years, 5,000 Images”, is on display until April 30th at the Edison Place Gallery. The organization would love your donation, and $35 buys you a ticket to the opening reception on Thursday April 22nd. A small amount for such a great cause.