Exposures 2019 Summer Program Application

Thank you for your interest in the Summer 2019 Exposures Program. This year’s program will be held on the Pine Ridge Reservation, home to the Lakota Tribal members, from June 29 to July 20. Led by a dedicated staff of five facilitators – including both John Willis, the Exposures Program’s co-founder, and Victoria Davis, the director of Exposures’ home organization, the In-Sight Photography Project – approximately fifteen participants will spend three weeks in this host community living, traveling, and making photographs as a group. Daily workshops will introduce you to new camera techniques and help you practice image capturing and editing skills while you pursue creative projects. Workshops will also include guided discussions about cultural understanding and the role of art in social justice. Your weeks will consist of many afternoons visiting communities on Pine Ridge to meet people, make photographs, and attend local events. Weekend trips are exciting opportunities to explore the varied landscapes on Pine Ridge and in surrounding areas in South Dakota. Recent trips have included sunrise photo shoots in Badlands National Park and hiking in the Black Hills - including visits to Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse Monument. The program culminates with a group exhibition of your creative work and a community dinner that we serve to all attendees.

We look forward to meeting a wonderful group of creative and diverse participants this summer. Watch this video: https://youtu.be/ImWJ9hht1xo for more!


This program is available to all interested youth, ages 15-21, regardless of ability to pay.


Completed applications will be reviewed beginning on March 15


The Exposures Cross-cultural Youth Arts Program is available to applicants regardless of ability to contribute financially. No one will be turned away for financial reasons. There is a recommended cost of $5000.00 per person to the program. This covers airfare, food, lodging, and all costs related to curricular programming. If you are accepted to the program, you and/or your family will be asked to pay as much of the suggested cost as possible in order for us to continue to offer the program to all interested participants.


You can complete the Participant Application in one of three ways:

1) Complete and submit this online application, or

2) Print the application form along with an additional page(s) for your responses (see PDF link below); return this and your portfolio of creative work to us by mail, and/or e-mail, or

3) Call, text, or e-mail us to arrange another method. All of our contact information is below.

e-mail: info@exposuresprogram.org

call: (802) 251-9960

text: (802) 451-0383

mailing address: In-Sight Photography Project

Exposures Program

183 Main St, Ste 3

Brattleboro, VT 05301


  • Completed applications will be reviewed beginning on March 15, during which time selected applicants will be contacted for telephone interviews.

  • Accepted applicants will be notified by e-mail in early April and sent participant packets. Medical authorization and commitment forms must be completed and returned within two weeks of that notification to confirm your enrollment in the program. Travel arrangements can then be made for all participants.

  • If the program is not fully enrolled after the first review, we will continue to review incoming applications until we fill the remaining openings.


Prefer to fill out a paper application? Click the button above to download a pdf version of the application. Once filled out you can email it to info@exposuresprogram.org or return it by mail.