100cameras

Photography has changed your life, I bet. It may not be a professional series camera you use, but the smartphone you carry that connects you to the world. You're able to share, see, and be inspired by something that fits in your pocket. Can you imagine your life without photography? I know I couldn't. I know how it changed my life, how it inspires my visual creativity, and how I love to connect to people through a simple photo on Instagram. 

When 100cameras contacted me, it was something I really wanted to be a part of. I can't imagine my life without photography and when I read their mission to impact children with cameras, this is something I deeply wanted to share. 100cameras started with 4 women in NYC who wanted to give children cameras and capture their community, something a professional photographer won't be able to see. The first camera was sent to Sudan and it grew from there. With the sales of the children's photos, they are able to give back clean water, shelter, education, food and resources to benefit their community.  Here are a couple of my favorites and more info-

This photo was taken by Kiden. She is 16 years old.  When Kiden was fourteen, her father threw her out of his house because she was pregnant. She came to St. Bartholomew’s orphanage where she gave birth to her baby girl, Viola. At just two years old, Viola died due to hydrocephalus. Kiden is remarkably resilient and more mature than most of her peers. She takes care of the younger children in the orphanage as if they are her own. Kiden is a hard worker and helps serve in the kitchen. Kiden's favorite activity is singing.

This photo was taken by Kiden. She is 16 years old. 

When Kiden was fourteen, her father threw her out of his house because she was pregnant. She came to St. Bartholomew’s orphanage where she gave birth to her baby girl, Viola. At just two years old, Viola died due to hydrocephalus. Kiden is remarkably resilient and more mature than most of her peers. She takes care of the younger children in the orphanage as if they are her own. Kiden is a hard worker and helps serve in the kitchen. Kiden's favorite activity is singing.

This photo was taken by Joey. He is 14 years old. Joey lives on the Lower East Side with his father and ten siblings. In friendship, he highly values respect, trust, and honesty. Joey enjoys playing basketball and his favorite classes are Spanish, Science, and Gym. One day, he wants to be either a video game designer or a professional weight lifter. Joey likes photography because two people could take a picture of the same thing, but it could have two different meanings. During the 100cameras project, Joey enjoyed taking pictures of sneakers and street artwork. This is what he sees; this is his story.

This photo was taken by Joey. He is 14 years old. Joey lives on the Lower East Side with his father and ten siblings. In friendship, he highly values respect, trust, and honesty. Joey enjoys playing basketball and his favorite classes are Spanish, Science, and Gym. One day, he wants to be either a video game designer or a professional weight lifter. Joey likes photography because two people could take a picture of the same thing, but it could have two different meanings. During the 100cameras project, Joey enjoyed taking pictures of sneakers and street artwork. This is what he sees; this is his story.

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