We believe in the power of stories.

100cameras works with kids around the world who have had challenging experiences to help them process and tell their own stories through photography. Together, our goal is to give these students a platform to amplify their voices.

Giving Tuesday 2020

In 2020, we committed ten dollars of every frame sold on Giving Tuesday to 100cameras. We’re proud to have met our goal of fully funding four new community-based photography education programs—one in each of our home cities of New York, Atlanta, Baltimore/DC, and Kentucky.

If you or someone you know would like to apply for your organization to be considered for one of these programs, let us know.

Chicago program feature video by Andrea Arevalo, courtesy of 100cameras

About 100cameras

100cameras partners with local organizations and schools around the world to teach kids both technical photography skills and storytelling methodology, ultimately impacting how they view themselves and their role in their community. They then provide a platform to sell the students’ photographs with 100% of the proceeds directly funding the most pressing needs in the students’ own community. Not only are the students able to process their own emotions and tell their stories, they also take full ownership of the contributions.

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Chicago program feature video by Andrea Arevalo, courtesy of 100cameras

What if we could put the power of storytelling directly into the hands of local youth? Often photographs are taken of a community from someone from the outside looking in. What if that was flipped? Would the stories be the same? Would they be different?”

Angela Popplewell, founder 100cameras

100cameras Student Photos

Memi, Baltimore, MD

Memi, Baltimore, MD

Promize, CHICAGO, IL

“A lot of times, I can’t say how I feel. Or when I try to say it, I end up stumbling over my words, or, it just doesn’t sound right. So if I can take a picture, I don’t have to speak, and you can know what I’m feeling.”

Promize, CHICAGO, IL

BRANDI, CHICAGO, IL

BRANDI, CHICAGO, IL

Eukierra, CHICAGO, IL

Eukierra, CHICAGO, IL

BIONKA, Chicago, IL

“What I would want people to know about me through my photos is that I’m a happy person. I like vibrant things—I’m a vibrant person, and so I like to take vibrant photos.”

BIONKA, Chicago, IL

LUCAS, BROOKLYN, NY

LUCAS, BROOKLYN, NY

Amaya, White Plains, NY

Amaya, White Plains, NY

Wyatt, ASHEVILLE, NC

Wyatt, ASHEVILLE, NC

ANJEETA, BALTIMORE, MD

ANJEETA, BALTIMORE, MD

ANDRE, NEW YORK, NY

ANDRE, NEW YORK, NY

ARIES, NEW YORK, NY

ARIES, NEW YORK, NY

ANDREW, NEW YORK, NY

How to Get Involved

Are you an educator or part of an organization interested in bringing a program to your community? 100cameras is currently accepting applications for the four new Framebridge-funded scholarship programs in New York, Atlanta, Baltimore/DC, and Kentucky.

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