Location: Online
Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Thank you to the generous support of the following sponsors:


Mozella Ademiluyi | Betsy Anderson | Lily Buerkle | Sabrina Cammisa |

Lisa Cohen & Hershel Kleinberg | Megan Coleman | Ryan Compton | Eurika Durr |

Garnette-Carson Gardner | Heather Goss | Robert Kloss | Brian Lauer |

Ethan Levner | Robert McNamara | Caryn McTighe Musil | Hallie Messenger |

Minia Mikael | Jennie Niles | Aimee Peoples | Heather Rieman | Beth Silverstein |

Constance Stubbs | Jessica Trevelyan | Sonia Watlal


Emily Cobb | Jill & Roland Gammon | Lauren Gleason | Tony Keith | John Kern |

Jay Kirsch | Chuck & Casey Lamar | Kathleen Millian |Beth Payne | Cara Pomponio |

Garrett Rieman | Chay Rao | Susan Rosenblum | Sally White

Location: Washington, DC
Date: June 18 - September 3, 2010

Sponsored by AED, this photography exhibit in downtown DC featured photographs from Critical Exposure students, as well as youth in the international Finding Voice, Visual Griots, and Photography on Fire programs.

Location: Washington, DC
Date: April 2010

Our annual spring photography exhibit was held at the Edison Place Gallery in downtown DC. A five year retrospective, the exhibit featured over 100 photographs from our youth programs in Baltimore, Philadelphia, Austin, Albuquerque, and Washington, DC, covering youth issues from the "dropout crisis" and school facilities to teen pregnancy and youth homelessness. More than 300 supporters attended the exhibit reception, where former students and organizational partners spoke about their engagement in documentary photography and social change through Critical Exposure.

Location: Washington, DC
Date: November 12, 2009

Held during FotoWeek DC, our annual silent auction fundraiser included donated images from professional photographers like Ed Kashi, Ami Vitale, and Pulitzer Prize winners Damon Winter and Patrick Farrell.

Location: Washington, DC
Date: October 5-9, 2009

The 21st Century School Fund, Critical Exposure and Healthy Schools Campaign created this photo exhibition in the Rotunda of the Russell Senate Office Building to showcase the mostly unseen reality of our nation’s school building conditions. The photos and stories in the exhibit were submitted by students, teachers and community members from California to Maine in response to a call for images and essays showing what’s great and what’s troubling about our nation’s public school buildings.

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Date: June 2 - July 31, 2009

A photography exhibit held in the New Orleans City Hall Rotunda showcasing the work of public school youth in a Critical Exposure program to document the conditions of their schools post-Hurricane Katrina.

Location: Washington, DC
Date: May 1, 2009

Part of the Anacostia Art Walk during the Cherry Blossom Festival, this exhibit in Southeast DC featured the work of youth in Critical Exposure and Words Beats & Life.

Location: Washington, DC
Date: May 2009

Our annual spring photography exhibit was held at the ARTiculate Gallery in downtown DC and featured students' photographs of the DC education system.

Location: DLA Piper
Date: October 2010

"Picture Equality" is a reception and silent auction of the work of professional photographers. It's an evening of food, drink, student speakers, and fantastic photography. 2010 was our most successful auction to date!  Please join us for this year's auction in October 2011.  Stay tuned for details.

Location: 3935 Macomb St NW
Date: 4/5/2011 - 5/31/2011


Current exhibit!  More than 60 student photographs are now on display in the Kreeger Lobby of Washington Hebrew Congregation in Cleveland Park, D.C.  The exhibit includes more than two dozen new student photos.