Critical Exposure

Critical Exposure is a nonprofit that teaches youth to use the power of photography and their own voices to become effective advocates for school reform and social change. We empower youth and youth-serving organizations to participate in the democratic process through an approach that combines photography and advocacy to facilitate: Youth Empowerment - Train students in documentary photography, leadership, and advocacy; teach them to document issues affecting their lives; and help them to use their images and voices to build support for changes to improve their schools and communities. Public Engagement - Inform and engage the public by using students' photographs and w...

Devonte speaking. Photo credit: Caroline Space.

Devonte speaking. Photo credit: Caroline Space.
Photo from Progress Report 'Critical Exposure students present their work to 300+ community members, policymakers and educators' (view small | med | large | orig)

Fire damage at Ballou. Taken by Da'Sha, 11th grade

Fire damage at Ballou. Taken by Da'Sha, 11th grade
Photo from Progress Report 'Critical Exposure teaches photography classes in southeast DC' (view small | med | large | orig)

A new library at Ballou. Taken by Devonte, 11th grade.

A new library at Ballou. Taken by Devonte, 11th grade.
Photo from Progress Report 'Critical Exposure teaches photography classes in southeast DC' (view small | med | large | orig)

Teacher

Teacher
"My homeroom/Language Arts teacher, as you can tell, is an upbeat teacher who makes learning fun. She is always trying to get the best from her students and keeps us laughing. In her class your mind is not allowed to wander from the lessons that she teaches. I believe it is good to have a teacher that keeps your attention and is fun because you can actually learn something." - Sahara, 8th Grade, Baltimore (view small | med | large | orig)

Student Protest

Student Protest
Students advocate for more school funding. (view small | med | large | orig)
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