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The Seventh Annual Everyday DC Student Photography Exhibition

Event Date:

March 28, 2023 - June 3, 2023 | 10:00 AM EDT


The Charles Sumner Museum and Archives
1201 17th Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20036

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Everyday DC, a photography exhibition on view at the Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives March 28-June 3, 2023, presents a visual narrative of everyday life in Washington, D.C., through the eyes of more than 100 D.C. 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 10 middle schools are represented in the exhibition.

Everyday DC was inspired by Everyday Africa, founded by Pulitzer Center grantees Peter DiCampo and Austin Merrill, to redirect 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 they can compose images that more accurately visualize their everyday experiences. The Everyday DC project is funded in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. The project is also supported by the Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives, which generously donated the space for the exhibition. For more information about the unit plan and exhibition, contact [email protected]

The gallery opens to the public Mondays-Fridays, March 30-June 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT. Admission is free.


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