Picturing equality with Adam Levner and Critical Exposure
10 years ago, Adam Levner was alarmed when he saw the difference between the education that wealthy students and those from low-income schools received. As a former 5th-grade teacher turned community organizer, he often struggled trying to convey the magnitude of the problems he witnessed.
Then he realized his camera was the tool he needed to make a difference. Even better, empowering the students to tell their own stories through pictures could be even more effective.
Critical Exposure has empowered young people in D.C. to stand up for what they believe in by teaching them photography, leadership, and advocacy skills.
These young people use these tools to strengthen their schools and communities.
- The organization has worked with more than 2,000 students across the country.
- Their campaigns have resulted in over $500 million dollars in new resources for their schools and communities.
- The high school students CE works with in low-income public schools are often discussed, critiqued, and spoken for, but they are rarely asked to contribute to the
- Critical Exposure provides these students with the tools to creatively express themselves, a safe venue to make their voices heard, and the confidence to hold communities and public officials accountable for taking action.
This episode continues our ongoing series on changing your world through your photography. I highlight people who use their talent to do good.
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