Past Events

Location: Mayer Brown | 1999 K Street, NW Washington DC
Date: September 23, 2014

A special exhibit hosted by Mayer Brown. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Jackie at jaquelyn[at] Read the press release here.

Making the Case for Kids

Location: Atlas Theater | 1333 H St NE
Date: Thursday, August 7, 2014

Photos from Critical Exposure's program with Powell House. CE Summer Youth Facilitators Maya and Malik will briefly speak about their experience leading the program.

Location: Mellow Mushroom | 2436 18th St NW
Date: July 18-August 18, 2014

Check out CE portraits and photos at Mellow Mushroom through August 18th. 

Location: DLA Piper | 500 8th St. NW
Date: 6-8:30pm, October 16, 2014

"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.

Location: DC9 - 1940 9th Street NW
Date: August 9, 2014

Join us on August 9th for an activist dance party benefitting Critical Exposure. Planning on attending? RSVP on Facebook! 

Show 9:00pm
Doors 8:00pm



Location: Citywide
Date: March-May 2014

In March, Critical Exposue partnered with students from the Rhode Island School of Design to complete a public art project. Critical Exposure students took portraits and answered the statements "I am _____" or "I fight for ____." The photos were printed on 2x3' paper and hung at numerous businesses throughout the city. Click here to see a map of our host sites and photos of the setup process!

Click here to see each student's poster!

If you'd like to host these portraits on a window or a wall, please email lauren [at]

Location: 1200 18th St NW
Date: July 29-30th and August 6-7th, 2014

Location: mad momos, 3605 14th Street NW
Date: Opening reception 5-7pm on 8/1/14, Exhibit open through 10/1/14

Join us from 5-7pm on Friday, August 1st for an opening reception of our exhibit at mad momos. A portion of the night's proceeds will benefit CE. Planning on attending? RSVP on Facebook!

Location: 1630 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Date: 4/22/14

Youth photos and #FacingDC portraits on display through mid-May.

Location: MLK Library - 901 G. St NW
Date: 4/9/14-5/9/14

We'll have never-before-seen photos from our Youth Internship program!