Projects - National

Location: National
Issue: School conditions
Dates Of Project: 2/1/2011 - 2/22/2011
Partner: 21st Century School Fund, Healthy Schools Campaign
  Check out the results of the contest and exhibit here.   The 21st Century School Fund, Healthy Schools Campaign and Critical Exposure have launched Through Your Lens: School Facilities Across America, a national photo and essay contest, at  The contest, which will remain open until February 22, enables students, teachers, and...
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Issue: Fulfilling the Promise of School Segregation Cases
Dates Of Project: 2006
Partner: IDRA
Albuquerque, NM - Critical Exposure worked with a small group of high school students to document the ways in which the promises of two court cases, Brown v. Board of Education and Mendez v. Westminster, have been fulfilled in their schools and how they remain unfulfilled. The students took photographs of their schools, wrote captions, and exhibited and spoke about their work during a Community...
Location: Baltimore, MD
Issue: School facilities
Dates Of Project: 2004-2006
Partner: Community Law in Action (CLIA), Baltimore Youth Congress, Kids on the Hill, Teen Leaders for Change, Crossroads Middle School, Maryland ACLU, Maryland Education Coalition, Safe and Sound's Youth Ambassadors, Wide Angle Media, Youth Dreamers, Baltimore Algebra Project
Baltimore was the site of Critical Exposure’s first project. In 2004-2005, 75 students took thousands of photographs of conditions in their schools, both positive and negative. More than 2,000 people, including the CEO of Baltimore City Schools, attended exhibits and events featuring students and their photographs. Venues included art galleries, a public library, a local college, and Baltimore...
Location: Washington, D.C.
Dates Of Project: 6/2012 - 8/2012
Critical Exposure partnered with Metro TeenAIDS, an organization committed to training youth to serve as peer educators on sexual health and HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. We worked with their Young Women of Color Leadership Council, training students in the skills of photography, writing, and advocacy. Youth documented the lives of young people in D.C., interviewed D.C. youth and adults the...
Location: New Orleans
Issue: School conditions post-Hurricane Katrina
Dates Of Project: 2008-2010
Partner: Fyre Youth Squad, Vietnamese American Young Leaders of New Orleans, Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools
Since February 2008, Critical Exposure has been working with middle and high school youth in New Orleans to document conditions in their schools following Hurricane Katrina. Youth from organizations across the city, including Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools, the Fyre Youth Squad, and Vietnamese American Young Leaders of New Orleans, are working together to ensure there is a strong youth voice in...
Location: Pennsylvania
Issue: Fair funding for all public schools
Dates Of Project: 2007-2008
Partner: Education Law Center, Good Schools PA, Youth United for Change, Sto-Rox High School, McKeesport High School
Critical Exposure provided high school students across the state of Pennsylvania with cameras and training to enable them to document the impact of underfunding on their education, in partnership with organizations like Youth United for Change in Philadelphia. The students’ images and writing became a central component of a campaign effort to engage the public around the issue of educational...