First Exposures: Empowering Youth Through PhotographyFirst Exposures provides free weekly photography classes for San Francisco’s underserved youth. Each student is matched with a working photographer who serves as a positive adult role model and provides individualized guidance and support. In this mentorship program, more than 90% of students have gone on to pursue a college education.Please help us expand the First Exposures experience with community outreach programs, after-school programs, and summer courses throughout the city. With your support, First Exposures can provide services, training – and hope – to an additional 250 young people this year.Join us for Looking Forward, Giving Back, our 3rd annual celebration of photography, music and community. Enjoy:

  • a silent auction of student and mentor photography
  • delectable hors d’oeuvres, Trumer and BridgePort beers, Teira and Tilia wines
  • music with DJ Ry Toast
  • a presentation by First Exposures young artists and alumni

Please donate at the Kodachrome or Black & White level to join us for the donor preview and exclusive wine tasting from 6 – 7 pm.

Thursday, April 26, 2012
7 – 9 pm
SF Camerawork
1011 Market Street (@ 6th Street), 2nd Floor
 In the heart of San Francisco’s revitalized arts district!  

 After-party @ Otis Lounge
25 Maiden Lane
Awesome music and the San Buena Taco Truck!
9 pm – midnight

Support First Exposures by purchasing one of the following tickets here!

  • $1500 Archivist Supporter: help send a young artist through the First Exposures mentorship program for a year and receive all Kodachrome benefits (tax-deductible value: $1,425)
  • $300 Kodachrome Benefactor: 2 tickets to Donor Preview + Wine Tasting, Main Event + After Party, plus a special premier bottle of First Exposures wine (tax-deductible value: $225)
  • $175 Black + White Patron: 1 ticket to Donor Preview + Wine Tasting, Main Event + After Party (tax-deductible value: $125)
  • $25 Polaroid Contributor: 1 ticket to Main Event – a celebration not to be missed! (tax-deductible value: $15)

Please RSVP by April 16 – tickets will be held at door 

Can’t attend? Make a tax-deductible contribution to First Exposures here!

Thank you! Your contribution to First Exposures is tax deductible less the fair market value (tax ID #94-2400186).

Looking Forward, Giving Back 2012 Host Committee:
Lindsay Brier, Vivian Chan, Courtney Cooney, Alexa Glockner, Kelly Halper,
Gene X. Hwang, Evelyn Armstrong Marks, Ann Morris, Alicia Nogales,
Victoria Prendergast, Damon White, and Annie Robinson Woods

Many Thanks to:
BridgePort Brewing Company, Dickerman Prints, Otis Lounge, RayKo Photo Center, Teira Wines, Tilia Wines, Trumer Brauerei

First Exposures is supported in part by:
Drusie Davis Family Fund, Walter & Elise Haas Fund, the Kimball Foundation,
Alicia Nogales & Greg Little, Joseph R. Parker Foundation and the San Francisco Foundation

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Image credit: Keelan Sunglao-Valdez, First Exposures student, age 17