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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 year at Sitar Arts Center, students "read" photos from all around the world, examining photography techniques used, like composition and juxtaposition, as well as the overall message. Students at Sitar identified the proposed arts education requirements in D.C. public schools, which included loose language that had the possibility to impact arts education, as an issue they wanted to address through their photographs. Students took photos telling why arts education is important to them and then shared these photos at a State Board of Education (SBOE) hearing while also providing testimonies.