Thursday, May 21, 2009

100 Cameras: Photography with a Mission

One of the most exciting projects I've learnt about lately is 100 Cameras. For the project, cameras were taken to orphanages in Uganda and Sudan. After teaching the children to use the cameras, the children were asked to take photos documenting their daily lives. The photos have been collected, displayed and sold with 100% of the proceeds going back to the orphanages.

Below are some photos by Kiden, a sixteen year old girl from Uganda. I think she has an amazing eye! One of the things I really love about this project is the fact that the children participating will learn a valuable skill and an art form to express themselves through, photography.






You can purchase one of these beautiful photos here at 100 Cameras. I've already bought one myself :) - beautiful art and an even better cause - there's a purchase you can feel really good about, recession or not! Or if you're in New York this June, check out the exhibit in the Lower East Side.

{All photos: 100cameras}

4 comments:

TheDecoDetective said...

You're right - looks like she's got quite a talent! I really really hope that someone follows her up so this doesn't become just a one-off happening.
Thanks for sharing this!
Trudi

alia.e said...

what an inspiring project!

A Life More Fabulous said...

I agree - I'd like to follow up with the project soon to find out how and if they plan to proceed and also future projects...
I'm so inspired by this project but I think it could continue in different ways - postcards etc...

mimi charmante said...

what a wonderful project - I would love to be able to see all of them! there is something so powerful about giving someone a camera to document their world.
thanks for sharing this,
xx

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