Current Projects

Location: D.C. High Schools
Dates Of Project: Ongoing
Our In-School Programs are implemented in partnership with classroom teachers and with the active support of principals. Programs provide students with the opportunity to participate in Critical Exposure’s programs during the school day, enabling us to reach youth who either do not or cannot participate in afterschool activities. Students learn about the history of photography and youth-led...
Location: Thurgood Marshall Center and program sites citywide
Dates Of Project: June-August
Our Summer Programs are taught by selected youth from Critical Exposure’s Fellowship Program or alumni, who are hired and trained as facilitators through our comprehensive Summer Youth Facilitator Institute. This peer-to-peer learning is the highest rung of our youth development ladder as it elevates our youth from being the participants to the facilitators.
Location: Thurgood Marshall Center
Dates Of Project: Fall & Spring Semesters
Critical Exposure’s Youth Internship program is an introductory, 12-week afterschool program for low-income youth and youth of color who are interested in using photography to document issues directly impacting their lives and to create counter-narratives that challenge perceptions of who they are. This program prepares youth to lead citywide campaigns when they join our Fellowship program...
Location: Thurgood Marshall Center
Dates Of Project: Ongoing
The Fellowship is our most advanced program in terms of both youth empowerment and photography. This program is year-long, with students frequently returning for a second or even third year. It meets twice weekly for two hours each session, in addition to numerous field trips and training opportunities. During the Fellowship, our staff works intensively with students interested in applying their...