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Please join us for NO FILTER, Critical Exposure's 10th annual exhibit of youth photography for social change. See and hear an unfiltered view of young people's experiences in D.C. schools and communities.
On Wednesday, May 20th from 5:30-8:30pm, we're hosting our annual celebration and reception with free food and drinks. RSVP to secure your spot and speed up the check-in process.
The event is free. Suggested donation of $35 for those who are able.
Critical Exposure is excited to partner with BloomBars, a community organization that supports social justice through a myriad of arts including poetry, dance, music and film.
This exhibit’s never-before-seen images from this fall’s Youth Internship and Fellowship programs showcase our students' introduction and experimentation with photography. This exhibit also features the work of students documenting the school-to-prison pipeline.
In honor of our 10th anniversary, this exhibit is part of Critical Exposures 10-for-10 series. Learn more about what we've got planned for our 10th year and how you can participate here: From Darkroom to Digital: 10 Years of Developing Youth Advocates
See images from the event here.
Presented by Advocates for Justice and Education, Inc. (AJE) as part of the 2014 National Week of Action Against School Pushout:
A Call to Action： Solutions Not Suspensions!
- A documentary film screening of “Solutions Not Suspensions”
- A presentation about school pushout in DC and ways to push for reform led by AJE & Critical Exposure
- The opportunity to take action at the event!
Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
Free Chipotle and Subway (while it lasts!) will be provided to participants at the event.
"Photographers use their cameras as tools of exploration, passports to inner sanctums, and instruments for change. Their images are proof that photography matters - now more than ever." - National Geographic
Picture Equality: An Evening of Empowerment through Photography
October 16th, 2014
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Save the Date for October 16th for our 7th annual professional photography auction! Join us to celebrate famous photographers, social justice, and our talented students who use photography as an instrument for change in Washington, D.C.
What: Guests will enjoy a live auction of professional and student, framed photographs, a full bar, heavy hor d'ourves, and the opportunity to meet prominent professional photographers and avid photography fans in the Washington, D.C. area.
Who: Join like-minded people who are interested in questioning the status quo, changing lives, and creating unique opportunites to empower our students.
Why: This auction celebrates and honors the work of professional photographers around the country who inspire our students, and us, each day.
Every dollar raised at this live and silent auction will be used to support our student photography & advocacy work.
Join us on October 3rd for a fashion show benefitting Critical Exposure.
PopNod presents a runway fashion experience celebrating those who are at the forefront of style and social good, while raising money to support Critical Exposure. Featuring outfits and jewelry from South Moon Under, Anthropologie, BaubleBar, and other PopNod partners, this rooftop fashion show will bring you the season's latest styles to dress to impress in the District taking you from Sunday brunch to Night at the Kennedy Center. Critical Exposure trains youth to use photography and advocacy to make real change in their schools and communities.
Fashion Show Events will include:
- Selected fashions from South Moon Under with labels to include: House of Harlow, BB Dakota, Free People, Citizens of Humanity, and more
- Selected fashions from Anthropologie
- Jewelry from BaubleBar
- Signature cocktails and samples from Butterfly Mixtures
- Music provided by DJ Billy Gale
- Raffle for specialty prizes
- Chance to win 1 of 25 swag bags with purchase of ticket by September 12
- Social Media contest for a fashionable prize
- Official after party at Irish Whiskey Public House
- Hair and make-up by Alaniis Summerfield
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