SNAPSHOT PROJECT BRONX & THE TRIUMPHANT KIDS

This spring, 100cameras Snapshot Bronx partnered with The Foundling's Haven Academy, a school that seeks to remove the barriers to academic success faced by children in the child welfare and/or foster care system by supporting the child through crisis, working to prevent additional crisis from occurring, and improving the emotional stability and academic abilities of their students.

Go behind-the-scenes and get to know these incredible kids with project leader and photographer, Brooke Holm.

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FROM FLAGSHIP CARTAGENA: MEETING ELUIS

Follow along the 100cameras team experience during Flagship Project Cartagena. This post was written after project completion by teammate, Elle Wildhagen, as a personal reflection from meeting students for the first time. At the beginning of each course, every student enters the classroom with a different background, personality, and level of openness to the ideas of not only learning photography but also to learning how to process and tell their own stories. We are committed to creating space for each kid to explore their past, present, and future through photography with no judgment or expectations. 

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FRONT PAGE NEWS: "THEY DREAMT THROUGH A LENS"

Our Flagship Project Cartagena x Inside Out Collaboration have been featured on the front page of El Universal. Upon completion of the course, students being featured in the major newspaper of their region is an important affirmation to their experience of learning how to process and tell their stories and to believing that their stories are an important contribution to their community.

Celebrate with us! Click to read the full English Translation of the article. 

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FROM FLAGSHIP CARTAGENA: EYES WIDE OPEN

Follow along the 100cameras team during Flagship Project Cartagena. This post was written from the field by 100cameras teammate, Lydia Billings, as a personal reflection from the class field trip to a mangrove by way of boat. This trip was held after students learned the introduction of composition and photography storytelling techniques at the beginning of our curriculum. 

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INTRODUCING SNAPSHOT HOI AN

We're thrilled to introduce Snapshot Project Hoi An to be held in Vietnam later this spring. After living and volunteering with a local organization in Vietnam for almost a year, Photographer and Storyteller, Kelly Johnson, found herself fiercely wanting to support them in a way that aligned with her strengths and passions and that offered long-term benefits to the community.

Get to know Kelly, the community, and the kids with us.

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ANNOUNCING SNAPSHOT Q'OCHAMOQO

Announcing Snapshot Q'ochamoqo: This fall, Katie Hebson and her two daughters, Fifi and O'Neill, trekked to the mountaintops of Peru to lead a Snapshot Project with young girls of the Q'ero Tribe. "I was profoundly struck by the youth of Q’eros...who have little to zero material possessions," says Katie. "They are the most illuminated, exuberant, creative, and elated children I have spent time with."

Get to know Katie, the community, and the kids with us. Plus, you won't want to miss their stunning photographs!

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INTRODUCING SNAPSHOT CARACAS

Launching in spring of 2018, we are thrilled to announce Snapshot Project Caracas led by Elizabeth Schummer. We welcome Elizabeth's passion and skills to our program and are confident her project will thrive to teach kids living in Caracas, Venezuela how to process and tell the stories of their past, present, and future. 

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WE'RE GOING PLACES

Through our Snapshot Project platform, we're training 13 passionate individuals to teach kids in communities they care about. And it is with great delight to note that we're just getting started!

In 2018, we are planning to work with 20 communities in total, with incredible thanks to our friends at ONA Bags for sponsoring more than half of these programs.

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GIVING TUESDAY

We believe in providing a clearing where kids can process and tell the stories of their past, present, and future through photography with no judgment or expectations. Working with kids ranging in age from 10 - 16 years old, our custom curriculum teaches kids both technical photographic skills and storytelling in a way that impacts how they view themselves and their role in their community. Any gift of any size is important to furthering our work with kids around the world in 2018. Thank you for your continued support!

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COOPER AND ELLA X DREAM HOTELS

There are so many ways to be a part of furthering our mission to empower kids worldwide. A favorite of ours this summer was the design collaboration between cooper & ella x Dream Hotels to create a swim cover-up collection that showcases class, color, and style, all while giving 10% of proceeds from each sale to support 100cameras.   

The launch was celebrated at a party in downtown Manhattan hosted by collaboration partners Grace Atwood of The Stripe, Krystal Bick of This Time Tomorrow and Christine Cameron of My Style Pill

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WE ARE HEADED TO IRAQ

100cameras has received a special invitation to implement our next flagship project in IDP camps in Northern Iraq-Kurdistan this Fall. We are humbled at the opportunity to utilize our custom storytelling curriculum to empower kids to process and embrace their stories, learn that their perspectives matter, and to realize that they can create change. 

For kids that may find it difficult to use words, our model is built on using photography as a powerful tool for self-expression, healing, and ownership of the stories of their individual lives and those of their communities. We urge you to learn more and invite you join alongside us.

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BTS WITH SNAPSHOT PROJECT RIO DE JANEIRO

Snapshot Project Rio de Janeiro was led by the talented Scott Bennett, a Spanish professor and photographer from San Diego, California. We are excited to take you through this Snapshot Project experience through the writings and updates that Scott shared with his friends, family, colleagues, and supporters throughout the project. Thank you, Scott, for sharing your talent and experience!

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INAUGURAL 100CAMERAS GALA

What a night! We were thrilled to celebrate the mission of 100cameras together as we looked ahead into all that is to come with scaling our impact this year. It was an evening to remember as we sold out with 350 individuals in attendance and raised $37,000 to directly further our projects worldwide.

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THE INSPIRATION BEHIND WORLD PERSPECTIVE DAY

World Perspective Day was inspired directly from our students as they have become our teachers in so many ways. Our students have taught us to recognize that the context of our narrative is woven into a larger thread. And that when we can each allow our perspectives to choose hope in our interactions instead of being gripped by the fears that can overwhelm or divide us, we can reach our full potential as an individual and as a human race.

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