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Critical Exposure taught us to take pictures of our everyday lives so we can get in touch with people who do not understand what is going on in the DC public schools.
This summer students in Critical Exposure’s Fellowship program focused on the word change – what change means, where they see change, and how change is made. The students documented the U Street Corridor, highlighting recent developments in the area and the changes the neighborhood has experienced over the past few decades. To help with their project, students met with Nizam Ali, currently the co-General Manager and son of Ben’s Chili Bowl’s founders. They also walked around the neighborhood interviewing different individuals, including store workers, residents and visitors. Their summer project culminated in a final multimedia piece incorporating photographs and audio explaining change and its effect on the community.