A. Reese and I are pretty avid amateur photographers so when the opportunity to learn more about how young people are using photography as a tool of social change and doing it the vain of our patron photography saint, Gordon Parks, we couldn’t resist.
Critical Exposure is a nonprofit that teaches young people the power of photography and their own voices as effective advocates for school reform and social change. We got to hear from a panel of experts which included a student in the program. It was an enlightening evening where we were reminded by Lucian Perkins that “We have to continue to look at our country through fresh eyes.”
Of course we decided to dress up for such a special occasion. And because we are often #twinning we both went for looks that mixed prints. Remember the only rules are the ones you decide to break and the ones you make! Here’s a look at what we wore.
And you’re not at a good photo event until someone takes a good picture of you. Shout out to Jackson Michaels for this dope pic below, another that will go on our about page and my new profile photo! Link to his work will be coming as soon as A. Reese gets off the beach! 🙂