Arts+Culture:San Diego is a coalition of over 100 arts and culture organizations dedicated to strengthening our diverse cultural ecosystem and achieving the Penny for Arts and Culture funding plan in San Diego.

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  • Theresa Kosen

Photography Exposes Students to Visual Literacy

There are hundreds of examples of how San Diego’s diverse and interconnected arts and culture community inspires, educates, and entertains visitors and San Diegans all year round. There is more happening in your community than you know. Finding these stories of collaboration and sharing them is like being on a never-ending treasure hunt.



Exposure, is an educational program created by the Museum of Photograph Arts and offers the opportunity for students throughout San Diego to engage with photography as an expressive art. The program encourages visual literacy, discussion-based art interpretation, and the development of personal voice. Lessons are aligned to VAPA and Common Core standards and are developed collaboratively with classroom teachers to provide the best experience for students!

Exposure is a grant-based program and provided free of charge to partner schools. This year MOPA has partnered with:


  • Roosevelt Middle School

  • Mar Vista Academy

  • Correia Middle School

  • King-Chavez Academy of Excellence

  • Holly Drive Leadership Academy


Cameras in the Classroom is another photography-based arts integration program created by Outside the Lens. Common core curriculum comes alive through digital media, after-school programs teaching photo and film fundamentals. OTL school sites include:


  • Chaparral High School

  • Cherokee Point Elementary

  • Dewey Elementary

  • La Jolla Elementary

  • Muirlands Middle School

  • Nativity Prep


This is our cultural ecosystem in action … organizations of various sizes and budgets, supporting each other, sharing resources, nurturing talent and increasing access and economic impact in San Diego.