This event is free and open to the public.
In Bangladesh – and around the world – children are not in control over their destinies. Their opportunity to succeed personally, academically, and professionally is limited by the socio-economic condition of their families. Nearly 60 million children in Bangladesh are denied high-quality education as a result of an inequitable system. Our aim this summer was to offer these children something different.
Our team spent two weeks teaching 25 bangladeshi children how to process and tell stories about their own lives through photography, and we did so in a way that impacted how they viewed themselves and their role in the community.
And now we've partnered with non-profits 100Cameras and Teach For Bangladesh to provide these children with a platform to sell their photographs. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the childrens' photographs are being placed into scholarships to further their education and provide them with a brighter future.
Our ultimate goals include spreading the word about our recent project through a traveling exhibition (and silent auction) of student photos and to share the stories of the Snapshot Dhaka project with our peers in the DC and Northern Virginia community.