Critical Exposure teaches youth to use the power of photography and their own voices to become effective advocates for school reform and social change.
The organization was founded in 2004 by a former educator and an education policy analyst in response to the drastic disparities that exist among public schools.
By empowering young people to develop skills as documentary photographers and advocates, we expose citizens and policymakers to the realities of our current two-tiered education system as seen through the eyes of the students who confront those realities each day.
Through this approach Critical Exposure works to secure policy changes in order to ensure that all children have access to an excellent, equitable public education, fulfilling this nation's promise of providing all children with an opportunity to succeed.
Critical Exposure will have a presence at Split This Rock's upcoming benefit party featuring Dwayne Betts and the DC Youth Slam Team. The party is January 18, and donations of $100-1000 are accepted. For more information and to RSVP, contact ali at splitthisrock dot org.
To see some of Critical Exposure's galleries, click here.