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Celebrating over 27 years of

Empowering youth
through photography

Apply for fall!

Applications are open for our Fall Photography Classes. Youth ages 11 to 18 can apply to be a First Exposures' mentee. If you're over 21, consider being a mentor for our youth!



Apply for Fall 2020

Image by Emilio, Age 17


First Exposures leverages the power of mentoring relationships and photography to empower young people to thrive, express themselves creatively, and become leaders in their communities.

"First Exposures is the safe place where I can be myself. My mentor is the one I can confide in when I need any support."

Ella Dean, age 18, fifth-year mentee


Become a mentor or mentee and join our First Exposures family! 

Since 2004, over 95 percent of our students have gone on to pursue a college education.

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During the Shelter in Place, all First Exposures staff are working remotely with no physical office until 2021.

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