Opening Reception: The Sixth Annual Everyday DC Student Photography Exhibit

Please join the Pulitzer Center and DC Public Schools for an opening reception for the Sixth Annual “Everyday DC” Exhibit at the Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives in Washington, DC on the evening of Thursday, May 19, 2022 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m..

“Everyday DC,” a photography exhibit at the Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives from May 19, 2022 through September 2, 2022, presents a visual account of everyday life in Washington, D.C. through the eyes of more than 100 DC middle school students from four districts of the city. The exhibit is the culmination of a unit designed by the Pulitzer Center in conjunction with DC Public Schools (DCPS) and facilitated by nearly a dozen DCPS visual arts teachers. Images from ten colleges are represented in the exhibit.

“Everyday DC” was inspired by the Everyday Africa Project, founded by Pulitzer Center Fellows Peter DiCampo and Austin Merrill, to redirect attention to a more accurate understanding of what the majority of Africans experience on a daily basis: normal life. . Like Everyday Africa, Everyday DC challenges students to think about how Washington DC is portrayed in the media and how they can compose images that more accurately visualize their everyday experiences.

The “Everyday DC” project is funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. The project is also supported by the Charles Sumner School Museum Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives, which generously donated the space for the exhibition.

For more information on the plan of the unit and the exhibition, contact [email protected].

The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday, May 19 through September 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. FREE ENTRANCE.

Special Events:

The opening reception on Thursday, May 19 will take place between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Speeches will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by live music and snacks.

Tracey L. Sweeney