Through Your Lens: Student Photographer Shares Her Story at Exhibit Opening

May 10, 2011 | Written By:

Samantha, a high school student photographer from Washington D.C., attended the opening of the Through Your Lens photo exhibit on Capitol Hill yesterday. There, she shared her photo “Rustic Atmosphere.”

Rustic Atmosphere

When asked about the A/C unit featured in the photo, Samantha explained, 

“We often have to turn off the air conditioning unit to hear the biology teacher speak. We have to turn it off so that we can actually learn.”

Watch the video below to hear Samantha's story and learn more about her school environment. 


What do you see at your school? 

Plus! Are you on Twitter? Join the conversation and let us know what you think about these powerful images and stories. Use #tyl2011.

Through Yout Lens is a collaboration of the 21st Century School FundCritical Exposure, and Healthy Schools Campaign to raise awareness of the need for school buildings that support learning and provide a safe healthy environment for students and teachers. 

We encourage you to view the Through Your Lens exhibit on display in the Rotunda of the Russell Senate Building on Capitol Hill through Friday, May 13. You can also see the virtual gallery by visiting

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