100Cameras created this set of 6 greeting cards with the 6 things you would most want to tell someone you care about. These photos were taken by orphans in South Sudan, and proceeds from this greeting card set will be used to empower sustainable growth and provide medicine, food, education, & basic humanitarian needs in their community.
Dimensions: 5.5" by 4.25"
Quality: 100lb Cougar paper.
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100Cameras is a nonprofit based in New York City with a reach across the world. With an idea or two about the power of storytelling, 100Cameras has worked with partnership organizations to give cameras and teach photography to marginalized children in Sudan, Cuba, and New York City.
And the mission doesn’t stop there: purchasing these photographs also gives water, food, health care, education, and other resources back to these children. When 100Cameras sells these photographs, 100% of their proceeds go back to that partnership organization, one that is committed to sustainable solutions for these kids.
We caught up with Angela Francine Bullock, one of the four women friends who co-founded 100Cameras. They launched the first 100Cameras project in Sudan in 2008, followed by the New York City project in 2009 and the Cuba project in 2010.
Angela described how photography gives children a platform to express themselves and a way to tell stories from the inside out instead of the outside in. And beyond that, she talked about the raw honesty of the photos: the kids are documenting their lives without agenda when they pick their subjects and take their shots.
We also love 100Cameras because they believe in and know the power of collaboration. Angela explained how important their partnership organizations are. These partners have specific experience in the countries and communities where 100Cameras operates to make the program and the proceeds generated by the photography sales as effective as possible. In addition, the relationship between 100Cameras and these kids doesn’t end once projects are over because their partners help them stay in touch.
Angela mentioned something else that caught our attention – she talked about the kids from NYC who participated in the program and who saw the photos taken by other kids in Sudan and Cuba in a 100Cameras exhibition. “When the New York City kids saw the photos being installed, it hit home with them that kids are both struggling and enjoying things on the other side of the world – and that people care about what they have to say,” Angela said.
100Cameras is now readying to launch project004 in Madurai, India, where they are joining the Russ Foundation to give cameras to orphans whose parents had AIDS or who have been rescued from the sex industry.
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