Elvis the Zebra, from the series Carry Me Ohio
6.67x10" image on 8.5x11" paper
Archival inkjet print
Critical Exposure teaches youth to use the power of photography and their own voices to become effective advocates for school reform and social change. This money is pledged towards purchasing a new professional quality camera setup for a small group of these students who have shown interest and talent in photography. By empowering young people to develop skills as documentary photographers and advocates, we expose citizens and policymakers to the realities of our current two-tiered education system as seen through the eyes of the students who confront those realities each day.
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Matt Eich is a founding member of LUCEO. His work is rooted in memory, both personal and collective and he strives to approach every photograph with a sense of intimacy. He believes that stories are the fabric of history and that they have the power to inform and transform. While he has worked on five continents, Matt’s images focus on his own back yard, often exploring communities, the issues they face and their sense of identity. His clients include Apple, TIME, Newsweek, Mother Jones and many more. Matt’s work has been internationally recognized through the Joop Swart Masterclass, PDN’s 30, the F25 Award and others. Matt and his family now live in Norfolk, Virginia where he works on long-term projects while compulsively documenting everything around him.