Wednesday, February 11, 2009

“Cameras for Kids” Campaign

Washington School of Photography Issues Camera Call
“Cameras for Kids” Campaign to Benefit Youngsters in Developing Regions

(Bethesda, MD) – The Washington School of Photography is going global with a call to all photographers in the Mid-Atlantic region to donate their used film and digital cameras to the “Cameras for Kids” campaign.

Not sure what to do with that camera sitting around collecting dust or the camera you think is obsolete because you just upgraded? No camera is obsolete in the developing world! Donate your used camera to the Washington School of Photography, and we’ll find a new home for that camera in the hands of a child in a developing country. Any working camera will do – from the oldest digital point-n-shoot and digital SLR cameras to film SLR cameras of the 1950s.

“Photography students around the world have the skills, knowledge and desire to learn more about photography. But, without a camera, all efforts are futile,” said WSP Academic Dean Missy Loewe. “With our Cameras for Kids campaign, we’re aiming to extend the art and knowledge of photography into underdeveloped areas of the world.”

“The Washington School of Photography will deliver the cameras and equipment to targeted schools in under-developed countries,” Loewe added. “Along with the cameras, we’ll also provide the students with details about the areas from where the cameras were donated, so there’s also a geography lesson and social studies aspect to this program.”

Individuals are encouraged to drop-off their used (but still working) cameras in person, or deliver them by US Mail, FedEx or UPS to: The Washington School of Photography, 4850 Rugby Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814

The Washington School of Photography will accept camera bodies, lenses, filters, batteries, chargers, accessories and camera bags. WSP will provide you with a record of your donation for tax purposes.

The Washington School of Photography, a 501-C-3 non-profit charity, was founded by professional photographers in 1976 to provide quality education for photographers in the Washington and Baltimore metropolitan areas. The Washington Gallery of Photography is a 3000 square foot multipurpose gallery and studio located in the Washington, DC suburb of Bethesda, Maryland.

Information: Contact: Ben Anderson, 301-654-1998.

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