Press: 2009

June 3, 2009

The Times-Picayune - They are telling their stories through photographs. In one image, students are shown sleeping in class; another captures a flooded, post-Katrina band room with rusted chairs. A pint-sized child is pictured standing next to a metal detector in an elementary school while, in another snapshot, a teacher looks ahead in a focused gaze.

May 15, 2009

blonde photographer - last week i attended critical exposure’s “through the lens of DC youth” photography exhibit at the ARTiculate gallery. i recently posted about my experience working with critical exposure, and was very excited to see the students’ work on display.

May 4, 2009

Education Justice - Critical Exposure will be presenting its 4th Annual "Through the Lens of D.C. Youth" Photography Exhibit. Nearly 50% of D.C. students don’t graduate from high school, and only 9% get a college degree. See through the eyes of D.C. youth as they share their photos of the causes and consequences to D.C.’s graduation crisis.

April 30, 2009

DCist - Support some talented kids at the fundraiser and opening of Through the Lens of D.C. Youth at ARTiculate Gallery next Wednesday, 6:30 to 9 p.m. The exhibit is made possible by Critical Exposure, which teaches kids photography to document their lives -- in particular, problems with school facilities -- and use the results to bring about change.

April 29, 2009

DC Shot List - Nearly 50% of D.C. students don't graduate from high school. Only 9% get a college degree. See through the eyes of D.C. youth as they share their photos of the causes, consequences and solutions to D.C.'s dropout crisis.

April 23, 2009

adventures of hoogrrl! - As part of the Anacostia Art Walk for the Anacostia Cherry Blossom Festival a couple weeks ago, The Pink Line Project produced an awesome art exhibit celebrating youth making art for social change, with the curating assistance of Chanel Compton. It’s a really special exhibit so we decided to open it up again so more people can experience the work of these remarkable young artists.

April 22, 2009

hey compton - Critical Exposure and Words Beats & Life INC. are Washington DC based youth arts organizations that empower their students to be the leaders of today. The featured works, graffiti and photograph were created by students and supporters in order to promote social change and to share their creative vision.

April 13, 2009

Prison Photography - [...] the issue of self-representation and empowerment arises. Specific to my interest would be the possibilities of empowerment through photography.

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April 9, 2009

Mixed Media District - Critical Exposure Picture Equality