Empowering children through photography – The 100cameras staff travels the world teaching children how to use cameras to document their lives. The photos are sold online and all money raised is donated to a child-centered organization serving the young photographers' communities.
Kiden from South Sudan – In 2008, 100cameras launched its first project at St. Bartholomew's Orphanage in Kajo Keji, South Sudan. Kiden was one of 80 children who called the orphanage home at that time. She was 14 years old when her father threw her out of the house because she was pregnant. She took this photo when she was 16.
Kabang from South Sudan – Kabang took this photo when she was 14. Her father died after a long illness in Uganda. Her mother tried to provide for the family but eventually took Kabang to live at St. Bartholomew's Orphanage. She wants to be a doctor when she grows up.
Buba from South Sudan – Buba came to St. Bartholomew's Orphanage with her brother and sister. Her father died during the civil war in Sudan, and her mother left her children so she could remarry. Buba dreams of being a teacher one day. She took this picture when she was 14.
Joey from New York – In 2009, 100cameras started a partnership with a community center on New York's Lower East Side that provides after-school educational opportunities for children in the neighboorhood. Joey took this photo when he was 14. He says he likes photography because two people can take a picture of the same thing, but it can have two different meanings.
Andrew from New York – Andrew took this photo when he was 13. He says he likes photography because it allows him to express himself in different ways. One day, Andrew would like to be both a professional horseback rider and a photographer.
Alexander from Cuba – In 2011, the 100cameras team launched its third project in Cuba in partnership with the community development organization that works to improve education and humanitarian needs for hundreds of local children. Thirteen-year-old Alexander was among the photography students in Cuba, and his photographs reflect his careful attention to detail and the architecture from old Havana.
Alexander from Cuba – Alexander used his photographs to explore the double meanings and paradoxes of both beauty and destruction found within the city, but his favorite things to capture were the fields of the countryside.
Manuel from Cuba – Ten-year-old Manuel was one the team's youngest photography students in Cuba. He likes to focused on the details of doors, architectural tiles, various modes of transportation and the beautiful trees that lined his neigborhood.