Critical Exposure’s mission is to teach youth to use the power of photography and their own voices to become effective advocates for school reform and social change.
We empower youth 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 writing to create traveling exhibits for galleries, libraries, coffee shops, and other public spaces to increase awareness of challenges facing youth in low-income communities.
- Real Change– Provide students with the tools and opportunity to advocate for concrete and policy solutions that directly impact their lives in partnership with advocacy and community organizations and other allies.