“Everyday DC,” a photography exhibition on view at the Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives from May 19, 2022, through September 2, 2022, 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 nearly a dozen DCPS visual arts teachers. Images from eleven 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 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 & 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.
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Gallery opens to the public every Monday to Friday, May 19 through September 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission.
The opening reception on Thursday, May 19, is between 4:30pm and 6:30 pm. Remarks will begin at 5:30pm, and will be followed by live music and snacks.