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Photo Exhibition and Talks @ Pulitzer, Student Edition: Everyday D.C

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January 22, 2015 | 5:30 PM EST TO 7:00 PM EST
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The Pulitzer Center is proud to partner with the Everyday Africa initiative and its founders, and...

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This photo was taken by a student at the Inspired Teaching Demonstration Public Charter School during an in-school Everyday Africa-Everyday D.C. workshop. 2014.

Join us at the Pulitzer Center on Thursday, January 22 for a reception, remarks and a youth photography exhibition by students from The Inspired Teaching Demonstration Public Charter School in northeast Washington, D.C.

In 2012 Pulitzer Center grantees Austin Merrill and Peter DiCampo created the photo-sharing initiative "Everyday Africa." Professional photographers living and working on the continent capture commonplace, "everyday" moments on camera and then share their photos on social media feeds. The aim: to provide a counter to Western media stereotypes of Africa.

The Everyday Africa team is working hard to explore the project's tremendous education potential. In partnership with DiCampo, Merrill, Everyday Africa photographer and Pulitzer Center grantee Allison Shelley, and the D.C. Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative (DCAHEC), the Pulitzer Center last year launched a series of four "Everyday Africa-Everyday D.C." photography workshops with fifth and sixth-grade students and their teachers from the Inspired Teaching Demonstration Public Charter School in northeast D.C. The students spent the fall of 2014 behind cameras of their own, documenting what their "everyday" looks like, filling the media gaps in their own stories.

At the January 2015 exhibition, we'll hear from the students directly about the ways in which they chose to document their lives here in the nation's capital and what they've learned about good storytelling.

Please reserve your seat today: [email protected]—specify in subject line: "January 22 Talks @ Pulitzer." The reception will begin at 5:30 pm, with remarks from the students and teacher Latisha Coleman beginning at 6 pm.

Thursday, January 22
5:30-7:00 pm

Pulitzer Center
1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 615

Washington, D.C. 20036

Closest Metro: Dupont Circle