apply as an INDIVIDUAL

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  1. Commits to be the representative/liaison between partner organization and 100cameras.

  2. Has a willingness to receive training tips from 100cameras team and to do their best to remain flexible and make any necessary pivots in the field to best teach students.

  3. Commits to timeline as determined by 100cameras and SPL.

    • A target timeline would be from the start of planning to the end of curating and releasing the project on our website, everything should be done in 6 months.

    • Majority of your timeline will be submitted in your application, but you will need to have things finalized after acceptance into our program.

    • 100cameras provides step by step guides to make the planning process as seamless for you as possible.

  4. Commits to represent 100cameras with integrity, determination, and strong work ethic.

  5. Commits to learn the curriculum through training tools and Q&A sessions with our team.

  6. Fundraises or covers for any project travel or implementation costs. 100cameras will provide as many supporting material templates as possible at your request.

  7. Commits to provide 100cameras with information and student images needed to publish the online project gallery along with provide marketing images to help share the story of the project, the leader, the partner organization, and the kids and community. A guide to help collect the info will be provided by 100cameras.

  8. Commits to complete the student assessment tools provided for completion at the end of each class. This helps both the project leader, partner organization, and 100cameras see the impact for each student.

  9. Commits to raise awareness for students’ perspectives and to promote photography sales for the project. 100cameras will provide as many supporting PR templates and tips as possible.


The 100cameras Snapshot Project Platform is specifically designed to work in partnership with local schools, community centers, children’s homes, or enrichment programs to equip students with the tools they need to tell their stories while also empowering them to create change in their communities. Partner organizations recommended by the SPL will be approved based on the following criteria:

  1. Demonstrates strong community commitment ties through programs and services.

  2. Must be willing and able to establish and maintain a long-standing partnership with 100cameras.

  3. Shows substantial need that the 100cameras mission can positively impact students through creative expression and/or funds raised.

  4. Must demonstrate accountability with funds and impact, including outcome and measurements.

  5. Shows enthusiasm and desire to work alongside 100cameras to help make the workshop a special and celebrated experience for the students.

  6. Has a lead representative to be liaison between partner organization and 100cameras.

  7. Has a teacher ready and willing to receive training tips from 100cameras staff and to teach students. (This may or may not be the same person as the lead representative.)

  8. Commits to engage with 100cameras team to provide progress reports on course updates, impact data, images, and stories to help amplify students’ voices and perspectives via website and social channels

  9. Must work with children/youth in the community. Those children/youth should:

  • Be central to the partner organization’s mission.

  • Benefit from the 100cameras course and the partner organizations’ programs.

  • Be available to participate consistently in an eight class course.

  • Either have experienced or are still experiencing challenging circumstances in life.


Through interactive lectures, camera and photo activities, and group discussions, our curriculum utilizes the three key benchmarks of composition, photography, and storytelling to teach the following lessons:

  1. Introduction: Get to know the camera and each other

  2. Composition Techniques: Storytelling is an important piece in photography

  3. Camera Tool-belt Techniques: How to take great pictures and feel confident

  4. Range of Feelings: Oh! All the emotions that can be expressed and communicated

  5. Something of Me: A time to explore the personal narrative 

  6. Map My Story: Process the past, reflect on the present, and look to the future

  7. Portraiture: An art form to express an idea, story, emotion, perspective, or self-view

  8. Your Role in the World: Create central themes to tell big picture stories; graduation celebration


Based on a decade of experience, we have packaged up our program to provide an all-inclusive kit that equips you to lead a 100cameras project with the confidence, tools, and structures that have been used by our team across the world. The cost for a Snapshot kit is $3,000 USD* and includes the following: 

  1. 8 Classroom Lesson Plans designed to meet educational programming standards (digital)

  2. All supporting materials such as slideshows, worksheets, & graduation certificates (digital)

  3. Classroom assessment tools to track the growth of each student and project's impact (digital)

  4. Point-and-shoot cameras (10)

  5. SD memory cards (10)

  6. Camera cases (10)

  7. Student journals (10)

  8. Curriculum tutorials and Q&A with 100cameras team

  9. Field support before, during, and after the project

  10. Management of online project webpage at and photo sales gallery

We continually seek donors and brand sponsorships to help cover these costs. To apply for financial assistance, please do complete an application so that your information is on file.