Presented by JP Teaches Photo And cityHUNT
(Times Square, NY) JP Teaches Photo and cityHUNT will join together to present The Big Picture, taking place in Times Square and seeking to make photography accessible to 10,000 people and fundraise for 100cameras.
100cameras gives cameras to marginalized children around the world and empowers them to tell their own stories through photography. 100cameras then shares their photos with a global audience, and 100% of the money from the children’s purchased prints is returned to meet physical needs in each child’s community. Using their own voices children everywhere can begin to raise awareness and create positive changes to brighten their own futures.
The Big Picture Photography Education Fair will consist of interactive booths where visitors may bring their own cameras to learn various concepts about photography, such as brightness, aperture and shutter speed. At each booth, attendees will capture beautiful images by learning how to use their cameras and apply these concepts. Each participant will leave the fair with stunning pictures and a newfound knowledge about how their cameras work. Upon exit, cityHUNT will host a photography scavenger hunt in Times Square to allow guests to apply their new skills in the field. Participants will be eligible to win raffle prizes.
The fair is completely free.
The Big Picture goal of the Photography Education Fair is to bridge worlds together by empowering creativity for both the attendees of the fair and underserved children across our globe. The Big Picture seeks to raise $250,000 to enable 100cameras to teach photography to more children who would otherwise not have access. Learn more and RSVP at www.thebigpic.eventbrite.com.
Established in 2009, 100cameras is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization. To date, 100cameras has completed three projects in South Sudan, New York City, and Cuba with plans to launch their fourth in India during fall 2012.