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Empowering kids to process and tell their stories through photography.

100cameras

location_on United States
We are a nonprofit organization that works with kids around the world who have had challenging experiences, and we teach them how to process and tell their stories through photography in a way that impacts how they view themselves and their role in their community.
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Visual Arts in Education

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Innovation Overview

10 - 18
Age Group
22 814
Children/Users
13
Countries
2009
Established
Not-for-profit
Organisation
304
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Updated on January 15th, 2021
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We believe kids will change the world

Our unique approach

Every kid – no matter their background or circumstances – deserves the right to process their experiences in a way that creates space for emotional freedom in their future. At 100cameras, we work worldwide with participants from ages 10-18 who have experienced challenging events.

1. PROVIDING AN OUTLET TO PROCESS AND TELL 

Our custom curriculum teaches both storytelling and technical photography skills in a way that guides participants through a process of self-discovery and realization of the important role and contribution they have in their surroundings. 

Photography is utilized as a gateway to teach confidence, ownership, and expression, providing a clearing where youth can process and tell the stories of their past and present, with no judgement or expectations in a way that inspires hope for their view of the future. 

We train teachers all around the world to lead programs in partnership with established organizations such as schools, community centers, and children’s homes. 

Our program provides a clearing where kids can process and tell the stories of their past, present, and future through photography with no judgement or expectations. 

Working with kids worldwide ranging in age from 10 - 18 years old, our custom curriculum teaches both storytelling and technical photography skills in a way that impacts how they view themselves and their role in their community. 

MODEL & IMPACT

2. PROVIDING A PLATFORM TO BE THE LOCAL CHANGEMAKERS

100% of the proceeds* from student photo sales fund much-needed supplies, and our model partners with local organizations in each community that determine which medical, educational or basic needs they need funded the most. In addition, the cameras are left behind with the kids or organization so that they can continue the work.

GET INVOLVED

We work around the world 

From South Sudan to Cuba to Thailand to USA to India and Brazil, kids are learning how to express their perspectives and tell the stories of their past, present, and future through our custom curriculum that teaches both storytelling and technical photography skills. 

PROGRAMS

Purchase photos taken by kids 

100% of the proceeds from each sale (94%) fund the most pressing needs in the student photographer's community, empowering them to become contributors by providing for the needs of themselves and society members. 

Our model partners with local, kid-centered organizations in each community that determine which medical, educational, or basic needs of their community need tobe funded the most. 

Lead your own 100cameras project 

Calling all Storytellers! Through our Snapshot Project platform, we equip passionate leaders with the tools, curriculum, and support needed to empower kids to embrace their stories, share their perspectives through photography, and create change in their communities. Learn how you can apply to empower kids in a community you care about. 

LEAD A PROJECT

Research

HundrED Academy Review

100cameras embraces innovation, experimentation, and narration in the digital photo world.

- HundrED Academy Member

This innovation is one of my favourites so far, since it values photography as a language kids can use to communicate through, develop critical observation and create with their own identities.

- HundrED Academy Member
IMPACT & SCALABILITY
100cameras empowers young people to share their art and story through photography. They have created a platform for students to learn, create and also earn money that is then reintegrated for the betterment of their communities. The recent introduction of their online teacher workshops helps their inspiring work reach more students.
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Achievements & Awards

December 2020
Visual Arts in Education
May 2020
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