I love snapping photos. It’s one of my passions. I dream of being a professional photographer some day and seeing one of my photos appear in a magazine or book. That would be a dream come true. Not only that, seeing one of my photos in print is also on my “Bucket List”.
I remember how I felt the first time I was given a camera. Back in the day is used film and separate flash bulbs. I would spend a small fortune having photos developed. Thank goodness for digital cameras. If I didn’t have a digital camera where I could delete the bad photos and save the good ones I’d be in the “poor house” by now.
They say that a single photo can speak a thousand words, and I whole-heartedly believe that. How many times have you looked a a photograph and felt a spark of emotion? That happens to me all the time. Just a single photo can make you feel happy, sad, curious, scared, angry and so forth.
Did you know that photographs have the power to change lives too? An non-profit organization called 100Cameras provides children with free cameras that they can use to take photographs of where they live and their life through their eyes. The photos are then sold on the 100Camera’s website. 100% of the profits from the sale of the photos goes towards the children’s physical needs as well as creating sustainable growth for their communities. In addition to helping to raise funds to help children in need, they are also empowering the children by teaching them new skills and helping them to create positive changes for their communities. Not only that it helps increase their self-esteem and confidence, which also has a positive impact on the child.
Currently 100Cameras has projects going on in New York, Cuba and South Sudan.
Check out some of the photographs taken by children participating in the 100Cameras program. The photos are also for sale on the 100Cameras website.
These are such amazing photographs. I love to see how these children see the world from their eyes. These children could have very promising careers as photographers some day too. 🙂
*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this in support of the 100Cameras organization the their charitable efforts.