I’d like to share an opportunity for you to see or own some incredible photography, while helping local students in the process. By the way, there's a free photo tour in it for you if you do.
Critical Exposure is hosting their 5th annual photography auction, Picture Equality: An Evening of Empowerment through Photography on Thursday, October 18, 2012 in the DLA Piper Building atrium.
The auction features images donated by world-class, professional photographers, including Pulitzer Prize winners and contributors to National Geographic and the New York Times. You can even bid on a selection of student photos. This year's donations span from photojournalism to fine art, from social documentary to personal history, from aesthetics to activism and everything in between.
About Critical Exposure
Critical Exposure provides low-income students the opportunity to tell their stories through photography. But they don’t stop there. They then teach the students how to use the power of their images and voices to change policies that directly affect their lives.
Over the last couple years, I've had the opportunity to see first hand the impact Critical Exposure can have. I've seen students empowered to improve their school conditions, primarily using a tool called the camera. I have witnessed the improved self esteem that results. I've even heard new career aspirations that resulted from their experiences.
Critical Exposure is making a real impact. Since their founding in 2004, Critical Exposure has worked with 1,200 students in D.C. and across the country. These students helped to secure more than $500 million to improve public schools, supported campaigns to address youth homelessness and teen pregnancy, and are now working to fix D.C.’s dropout crisis. The students were even featured on Oprah and CNN.
I’ll throw in a PhotoTour DC Gift Certificate
Support the auction, and I’ll throw in a free photo tour.
Early Bird tickets for the auction expire today. You can register here at the early bird rate of $75 through midnight tonight. After that, the individual ticket goes for the regular price of $85. If you own a business and would like to purchase a sponsorship, there are several options for that as well.
Whatever level of support you decide, send me your receipt, and I’ll credit you for a $100 PhotoTour DC gift certificate. You can use it toward any photo tour, and the unused gift certificate will not expire.
Now you can do good, and reap the benefits of your karma right away.
By the way, you can tell your friends about the opportunity to support the auction and get a free photo tour with the following link.