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The Washington Center for Photography presents the works of two groups of teenage artists in “Looking Forward, Looking Back,” focusing our eyes on the historic U Street corridor, 30 years after the riots. The kids involved in a Martha’s Table-sponsored project investigate the changes through a variety of media: their own photography, video, poetry, archive photos, and newspaper clippings. Young people working through the Latin Youth Center use their photography to show the area through the lenses of their personal lives. The presentation of the exhibit is entirely under the young artists’ controlwhich should enhance the authenticity of its vibrant images. Opening reception 4:30-8:30 p.m., exhibit open Wednesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m., through Sept. 12, at the Washington Center for Photography, 406 7th St. NW, 3rd Floor. Free. (202) 737-0406. (John Dugan)