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Pulitzer Center Update March 28, 2017

EverydayDC: Student Photographers React to Exhibit

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Public visitors and families of students observing the various aspects of DC at the exhibition. Image by Evey Wilson. United States, 2017.
Public visitors and families of DC public school students examine images taken by over 75 students from DC public middle school visual arts classes as part of the Everyday DC visual arts unit. The photographs were part of a district-wide Everyday DC exhibition featuring the work of students from seven public middle schools. Image by Evey Wilson. United States, 2017.

"Everyday DC" is the culmination of a multi-week photojournalism unit designed by the visual arts department at DC Public Schools (DCPS), DCPS visual arts educators, and the Pulitzer Center. The unit was developed to align with the National Core Arts standards and the visual arts standards developed by DCPS. It was inspired by Everyday Africa, a project created by Pulitzer Center grantees Peter DiCampo and Austin Merrill to re-direct focus toward a more accurate understanding of what the majority of Africans experience on a day-to-day basis: normal life.

This video captures the reactions of the photographers from seven local middle schools to their art work at the opening of the "Everyday DC" exhibition on March 8, 2017, at the Southwest Arts Club. The students' photojournalism exhibit will be on display through Friday, March 31.

The "Everyday DC" project was funded in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.