Last October I had the amazing opportunity to speak to my high school’s photography class. Click here if you want to read the story. Like I said before, the best part was connecting to the students. Its amazing how creative and passionate these students were but there was one girl in particular who stood out to me. Her name is Sumaiya. At that time her proposal for 100 cameras had just been accepted and she was about to embark on this amazing journey of inspiring and motivating others through story telling. If you’re not familiar with 100 cameras, it’s a non profit organization that empowers underprivileged students to tell their own story through photography.
Sumaiya, being only a junior in high school and the youngest person ever to have their proposal accepted by 100 cameras, is bringing her amazing efforts to Dhaka, Bangladesh where there are countless amount of children who’s voices are not heard. Watch this youtube video that Sumaiya and her classmates created.
Unfortunately, I will not be able to travel with them to Bangladesh but I still wanted to help them spread the word. To be 100% honest, I have never met such motivated, talented and intelligent young adults ever as I have seen from this group from Snapshot Project Bangladesh. They are seriously dedicated to their mission among their school, extra curricular activities, and other responsibilities. So the biggest shout out to them.
If you’re at all interested in helping them or learning more about Snapshot Project Bangladesh, please check out their go fund me page and consider a donation or if you have any additional questions, check out their website or please feel free to send me a message. I’ll be sure to pass it along to Sumaiya and the rest of the crew.
My camera settings for this image is F8 at 1/30th of a second and ISO 500 with my sony A7II and 16-35mm wide angle lens.