Past Events

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!

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

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

A student exhibit detailing the reality of the school-to-prison pipeline in D.C.

Please join us for Critical Exposure's 9th annual exhibit of youth photography for social change, REFRAME: Education through the Lens of DC Youth. See a new image of school reform -- one taken from the youth perspective.

Exhibit open Tuesday-Saturday, 12-4

May 21-June 10

Pepco Edison Place Gallery | 702 8th St. NW

Thank you to the over 400 people who came to the opening reception on May 21st! Because of your support, we exceeded our fundraising goal and raised over $20,000!

This exhibit on gentrification will comprise student photos from a number of our programs. We will also have photos from the local high school, Washington Metropolitan (DC Met) which is only a few blocks away from Kafe Bohem. The exhibit will be up Feb. 6th-March 1st with an opening event featuring DJ Hoodsnax on Thursday, February 6th from 7:00-9:00pm.

For the 4th year running, we'll be displaying our students' photos at FotoWeek DC.

Thank you for attending Picture Equality: An Evening of Empowerment through Photography! With over 200 attendees, it was our most successful auction yet - we raised over $38,000 to support youth advocacy and photography in D.C.!

Join us for our 6th annual auction, "Picture Equality: An Evening of Empowerment through Photography." This event features photographs from award-winning photographers and, of course, our students!


Special thanks to our lead sponsor, Nixon Peabody!


Thanks to our Host Commitee!

Chair: Lauren Gleason

Meredith Bailey · Christine Brosonski · Geoff Chesman · Kristen Chou · Jack & Barbara Clarke · Ryan & Marcy Compton · Paul Durbin · Diane & Lowell Dodge · Bess Dopkeen · Betty Feng · Michael Fine & Benjamin Kanoy· Liz Gaskin · Christina Gattuso · Suzanne Greenfield · Matt Hagarty · John & Layla Heimlich · Meredith Horton · Alissa Huntoon · Scott Jones · Cameron Jones · Matt & Taylor Jones · Crystal & Jean-Louis Kaldjob · Dr. Robert King & Deena Barlev · John Kern & Heather McDonald · Amar & Sagarika Kosaraju · Eileen McKeown · Amy Levner · Mark Parascandola · Scott Mulhauser · Tom & Kathy Nelson · Justin Oliver · Jonathan Polon & Jennifer Latz · Amanda Pyron · Kathy & Tom Raffa -- Raffa, PC · David & Susan Rosenblum · Melissa Roy · Peter Shapiro · Beth Sheehy · Becca Sherman · Pete Smith & Marcia Marsh · Mike Spaeder · Stephen Taylor · Suni & Ajit Vaidya · Josh Wachs & Molly Levinson · Lee & Errin Whack

Gold Sponsor:

Thanks to our media sponsors:

Black Gives Back

Thanks to our Framing Sponsors:


Thanks to our Silver Sponsor:

Justin Oliver

Thanks to our Bronze Sponsors:

Betty Feng · Tom & Kathy Raffa -- Raffa, PC · Melissa Roy

Thanks to our VIP Sponsors:

Jeff Bell & Amber Kuchar · Geoff Chesman · Ryan & Marcy Compton · Janice Cori · Christina Gattuso · Amar Kosaraju · Dr. Robert King & Deena Barlev · Tom & Kathy Nelson · Peter Shapiro · Beth Sheehy · Pete Smith & Marcia Marsh · Chaitanya Rao · David & Susan Rosenblum · Josh Wachs & Molly Levinson · Suneela Vaidya ·