Press: 2011

April 28, 2011

Dowser, a website that reports on social innovation and solutions, wrote an article about Critical Exposure and Khalid, one of our students from Ballou Senior High School.

July 1, 2011

NBC Washington featured a news piece on one result of our students' campaign to create a library at The Washington Metropolitan High School.  Critical Exposure student photographers documented the condition of their current library, which is disorganized and closed to students; advocated for increased investment in the library's construction from both DCPS and community members; and held exhibits of their photographs and writing to speak out about this obstacle to their academic and professional success.  One result of the students' work was a donation of 80 boxes of books from former Howard University President Dr. Patrick Swygert.

Northwest Current Runs Article on Critical Exposure Students

June 15, 2011

The Northwest Current ran an article by Jessica Gould on Critical Exposure's students, focusing on the work of student photographers at Roosevelt S.H.S. and The Washington Metropolitan H.S.

June 11, 2011

WAMU 88.5 reporter Jessica Gould ran two stories about Critical Exposure students in action.  This second segment focuses on Joshua from The Washington Metropolitan High School, who speaks about their work to advocate for library funding from central office.

June 10, 2011

WAMU 88.5 reporter Jessica Gould ran two stories about Critical Exposure students in action.  The first piece includes an interview with Jacquan from Roosevelt S.H.S., in which he speaks about the student-led efforts to open the school's front entrance.

June 8, 2011

On June 8th, 2011, DCist published an article by Angela Kleis about the work of Critical Exposure students to improve their schools.  This article was published in advance of the opening of "Both Sides of the Lens: The Faces & Stories of D.C. Youth."

March 29, 2011

In March 2011 the story of S.T.E.P. Up DC student leaders at Roosevelt High School was featured on the blog of the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region.

Student photographs featured in Spring 2011 issue of American Educator

March, 2011

Critical Exposure student photographs were featured in the Spring 2011 issue of the American Educator, a quarterly journal of educational research and ideas published by the American Federation of Teachers. Students' work was used to illustrate the essay "Being Poor, Black, and American: The Impact of Political, Economic, and Cultural Forces," by William Julius Wilson, director of the Joblessness and Urban Poverty Research Program at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.  Read Dr. Wilson's article or browse the issue in its entirety.

April 17th, 2011

Critical Exposure has been selected as a finalist for the 2011 Mayor’s Arts Awards in the category of “Outstanding Contribution to Arts Education.”  The free awards ceremony takes place Wednesday, April 20th at 6:00 pm at the Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall.  This article was posted on the website "Arts for D.C. Kids" on April 17th, 2011.

April 19th, 2011

In April 2011 Anthony Marsh, a student at Luke C. Moore High School, was the third Critical Exposure alum to be featured in East of the River Magazine.  During a program with Critical Exposure in the fall of 2010, Anthony took the featured photographs to voice his support for Luke Moore's excellent art classes as well as to advocate for structured class breaks.  His article was a reflection about the experience of speaking out on critical issues in education before the school's faculty and staff.  You can see Anthony's work here.