100cameras: give photography. change a community

I love discovering new charities that are both unique and worthy of supporting. As a photographer and mother, 100cameras is one I can really get behind! I can’t stop looking at the images!

The idea is really quite simple:   give a child a camera; see their world.

100cameras empowers marginalized children to document their lives through photography and to create positive change in their own communities. 100% of the money from the children’s purchased prints is used to raise awareness and capital to meet physical needs and empower sustainable growth within their community.

I have recently made a small donation to 100cameras.  I can’t decide what print to buy!  There are so many incredible options.

I believe every child should have a camera.  My daughter has a digital camera, and both my children have access to my camera or iPhone for capturing their perspective. It is very enlightening to see what they find significant to capture, and their images always impress me.

Looking at the world through the eyes of children in Sudan, New York, or Cuba shows us how similar childhood is, yet makes us aware of the story behind the smiles.

My children live a privilege life compared to those featured by 100cameras.  Consider Josephine in South Sudan:

Josephine, 14 years old.
Josephine lives at St. Bartholomew’s Orphanage. Her parents were HIV positive and died when she was young. When she was a child, she fell ill to polio. Josephine is a joy to the children and the women who work at the orphanage. She enjoys cooking and helping with the chores.

Josephine loved taking pictures with her camera. This is what she sees.

I hope you will be as moved by me to make a donation or purchase a print or card from 100cameras.

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