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Opening Reception: The Eighth Annual Everyday DC Photography Exhibition

Event Date:

March 28, 2024 | 5:30 PM EDT TO 7:30 PM EDT


The Charles Sumner School
1201 17th St NW.

Washington, DC 20036

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Please join the Pulitzer Center and D.C. Public Schools for an opening reception of the eighth annual "Everyday DC" exhibition at the Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives in Washington, D.C., on the evening of Thursday, March 28, 2024, from 5:30pm-7:30pm EST. Remarks will begin at 6:30pm, and will be followed by music and snacks.

“Everyday DC,” a photography exhibition on view at the Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives from March 28, 2024, through June 7, 2024, presents a visual narrative of everyday life in Washington, D.C., through the eyes of more than 150 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 nearly a dozen DCPS visual arts teachers. Images from ten 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 & Archives, which generously donated the space for the exhibition.

The gallery opens to the public every Monday to Friday, March 30 through June 30, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Admission is free. For more information about the Everyday DC unit plan and exhibition, contact [email protected]