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Everyday DC 2019: The Third Annual Photography Exhibition

Event Date:

March 6 - 20, 2019 | 5:30 PM EST


Pepco Edison Place Gallery
702 Eighth Street NW

Washington, DC 20068

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The Pulitzer Center is proud to partner with the Everyday Africa initiative and its founders, and...

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'A girl playing on the playground at Whittier. This picture shows how fun Whittier is and how happy people are when they come to Whittier.' Image and caption by Saniya Motley and Kristen Murphy. United States, 2019.

Note: Click here for more information about the opening of the 4th annual "Everyday DC" exhibition on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.


Please join us for an opening reception of the 3rd annual "Everyday DC" exhibition at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery in Washington, D.C. on the evening of Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

"Everyday DC," a photography exhibition on view at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery from March 6, 2019, through March 20, 2019, presents a visual narrative of everyday life in Washington, D.C. through the eyes of more than 100 DC public middle school students from all four quadrants of the city. The exhibition is the culmination of a unit designed by the Pulitzer Center in collaboration with DC Public Schools (DCPS) and facilitated by over a dozen DCPS visual arts teachers.  Images from 14 middle schools are represented in the exhibition.

"Everyday DC" was inspired by the Everyday Africa project, founded 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. Like Everyday Africa, Everyday DC challenges students to consider how Washington D.C. is portrayed in the media, and how their lived experiences relate to those portrayals.

The "Everyday DC" project is funded in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. The project is also supported by the Pepco Edison Gallery, which generously donated the space for the exhibition. For more information about the unit plan and exhibition, contact [email protected] 

Gallery opens to the public every Tuesday to Friday, March 6 through March 20, from Noon to 4 p.m. Free admission.

Special Events: 

The opening reception on Wednesday, March 6, is between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Remarks from Everyday Africa co-founder Austin Merrill, student curators from Jefferson Academy and DCPS Director of Arts Mary Lambert will begin at 6:00 p.m. 

The exhibition will also open on Saturday, March 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This special event will feature hands-on photography and curation activities, which will be facilitated by educators from Pulitzer Center and DC Public Schools.