On this episode of TWiP… a special interview with Angela Bullock and Tyler Ginter of 100cameras.org.
Host: Frederick Van Johnson
Guests: Tyler Ginter, Angela Bullock
100cameras believes that children should be both heard and defended. Photography is the vehicle that both carries their voice across borders and raises funds to better their communities. They use photography as a conduit for awareness and to support sustainable solutions to meet the children’s needs, such as education and healthcare. Engaging children in this creative endeavor not only allows them to see the value of their own perspective, but also gives others the opportunity to see life through the children’s eyes while providing outlets to act on their behalf.
Established in 2009, 100cameras is a non-profit registered in the state of Florida and awaits pending 501(c)(3) status. 100cameras is funded entirely through the generous donations of individuals, businesses and foundations.
100cameras.org in the Community
Angela walks through the first two projects with 100cameras in Sudan and New York City on how to enable children to use a camera and share their perspective with the world. The challenges of learning about the community, developing a training curriculum for staff & students, while ensuring the children & cameras are safe make each project site a unique experience. Through the curriculum the underlying goal is highlighting to the children that their story matters and supporting them as they document it.
100cameras.org in the Cloud
Tyler Ginter got involved with 100cameras after first hearing about the organization and discovering that long-time college friend, Angela Bullock, was one of the co-founders. Helping provide a creative outlet to children in disadvantaged situations and share their message with the global community was the spark of inspiration for Tyler to take a proactive role in the back-end services of the 100cameras web site. Using the existing site as a springboard the goal became to integrate various forms of social media under a central location. In this transition lowering the threshold to develop and maintain content became a top priority to connect photos from the children with the audience. Squarespace and Fotomoto jumped out as an integrated solution for sharing photos and taking print orders from customers on the web. In the future extending the scope of 100cameras to include video is a possibility although for now the primary focus is on building the organization through still images. The openness and scalability of Squarespace provides a solid foundation to support future ideas to grow the organization.
How the TWiP Community Can Get Involved
- Contact 100cameras and help spread the word of the creative vision
- Become a fan on the 100cameras.org Facebook page
- Purchase prints from 100cameras.org
- Make a general donation
- Join the Adopt-a-camera initiative
- Join One of the One Hundred
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