FW Partner Spotlight: Critical Exposure

Critical Exposure is an organization that teaches low-income youth how to use photography and their own voices to advocate for positive changes in their schools and communities. For this year’s FotoWeek, they are going to be presenting several exhibits of student work at venues around DC.

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“FotoWeek DC is an incredible opportunity for photographers and the community to learn from one another. It reminds the public that the still image remains a powerful art form. At Critical Exposure we believe that photography can be also used to rewrite public perception, to build support for campaigns that improve schools and communities, and to elevate youth voices and perspectives to the forefront of policy discussions. Over the past year our students have used their photos to win funding from their school system to build a library; they have convinced a local university to invest in their college access program; and they have remade a summer camp program into one that provides job training and practical experience for the future. FotoWeek is a fantastic opportunity to share these creative and inspiring youth perspectives with an even greater number of people in D.C.”
- Adam Levner, Executive Director, Critical Exposure

One of the FotoWeek core exhibits, Critical Exposure displays a series of “best of” photographs on view at FotoWeek Central throughout the festival and also on November 10 at the Torpedo Factory.

These are sure to be some very interesting exhibits in some awesome venues, and it’s all for a very good cause. Take some time this FotoWeek to catch these shows and support Critical Exposure and the kids they help to represent!

-Andrew