Past

Capital City Public Charter School -- Upper School

Location: 
Columbia Heights
Dates Of Project: 
January-June 2012
Partner: 
8th Grade American History Class

Critical Exposure has partnered with an 8th Grade American History class at the Capital City Public Charter Upper School. In their history class, the students are studying the Civil Rights Movement, particularly the Brown vs. Board of Education case of 1954.  CE is joining in this discussion by challenging the students to think about how the stories and experiences of those involved in the Civil Rights Movement were expressed through photography.

Critical Exposure at Busboys & Poets

Date: 
2/23/12 - 8/1/12
Location: 
Busboys & Poets, 5th & K St. NW
website: 
http://www.busboysandpoets.com/events.php?loc=2

Join us at 6pm on Thursday, February 23rd, at Busboys & Poets' 5th and K St. NW location. We'll be co-hosting an opening reception for a new student photography exhibit. Light refreshments will be served.

H.D. Woodson

Location: 
Ward 7, Washington, D.C.
Dates Of Project: 
1/2012 - 6/2012
Partner: 
American history class

Are schools welcoming environments for D.C. youth?

Weed & Seed

Location: 
Ward 1, Washington, D.C.
Issue: 
Housing, Homelessness, Gentrification
Dates Of Project: 
10/2011 - 1/2012
Partner: 
Columbia Heights/Shaw Collaborative

Weed and Seed students discussed many issues that affect them both directly and indirectly within the Columbia Heights and Shaw neighborhoods. They used the skills they learned in the Critical Exposure class to document these issues. Many of their photos depict the inability of uprising developments to provide an environment for original inhabitants of the area. Gentrification, slum landlords, and homelesness are issues that pressed Weed and Seed students.

Community Bridges

Location: 
Silver Spring, MD
Dates Of Project: 
11/2011 - 2/2012
Partner: 
Community Bridges Jumpstart

Critical Exposure has partnered with Community Bridges, a nonprofit working to empower young girls in Montogomery County, MD, to work with a group of girls at Eastern Middle School.  The girls have been very vocal about leadership, social change and improving their community through their photographs. They recently decided to work towards making their school and neighboring community 'Go Green', beginning with a focus on finding a long-term solution to unwanted litter in the area.

Roosevelt Senior High School

Location: 
Ward 4, Washington, D.C.
Issue: 
School modernization
Dates Of Project: 
10/2011 - ?

Roosevelt Senior High School, a comprehensive public high school in Ward 4 of D.C., was built nearly 80 years ago. While the building has seen small improvements over the years, the school building has many structural issues such as aging windows, leaky ceilings, broken sinks, and outdated technology. The staff and students have watched many other D.C. schools leap ahead in the modernization line, and in January 2012 they learned that modernization would be pushed back again until 2013.

FotoWeek at Torpedo Factory in Alexandria

Date: 
11/10/11 - 11/27/11
Location: 
Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 North Union Street, Alexandria, VA
website: 
http://www.torpedofactory.org/fotoweek.htm

We are very excited to announce an opening of student work at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA. Join us at the FotoWeek opening reception on November 10th!

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