1816 12th St. NW
Washington DC 20009
Critical Exposure was founded in 2004 by two photographers with backgrounds in education policy, teaching, and community organizing. Our mission is to teach youth to use the power of photography and their own voices to advocate for the opportunities and resources they need to succeed. Through partnerships with schools and youth-serving organizations, we empower youth to participate in the democratic process using an innovative and compelling approach that combines art and advocacy to facilitate youth empowerment, public engagement, and policy change.