Earlier this year, we launched the Storytelling Fund, which allocates $10 from every bag sold through our website to support emerging storytellers. For the fund’s first project, we partnered with Women Photograph to create three $2500 grants for female visual journalists.
Today, we’re proud to announce the ONA Storytelling Fund‘s second project of 2017 with our long-time partners at 100cameras, which will more than double their impact to-date. Together, we’re launching the next wave of 100cameras Snapshot Projects, powered by ONA. Through teaching students to express themselves through photography, 100cameras has empowered kids around the world to tell their own stories and become agents of change in their communities. Snapshot Projects bundle what 100cameras has learned in the field and then train, equip, and support individual storytellers in teaching the 100cameras curriculum.
We invite any interested photographers and storytellers to apply by September 18 to lead a Snapshot Project in a community you are passionate about and committed to. You can also learn more about 100cameras, see the results of previous Snapshot Projects, and read the Snapshot Project Handbook on the 100cameras website.
Thank you for joining ONA and 100cameras in supporting storytellers around the world.
Feature image, credit: Snapshot Project leader Scott Bennett.