Leica Galleries together with musician and artist Lenny Kravitz, international agent and art advisor Reiner Opoku as well as the OstLicht Gallery in Vienna are donating all proceeds from the ‘Lenny Kravitz – FLASH’ exhibition to 100Cameras, a non-profit organisation teaching marginalised children across the globe how to bring change to their communities through the medium of photography. The 25,000 US dollar donation is intended to support the organisation’s upcoming Project006 as well as the platform Snapshot Project.
100Cameras aims to show young people that they can make a difference in their own community – by documenting their perspective through photography and subsequently turning their stories into sellable products which, in turn, are able to fund medical, educational and lifeline supplies. At least half of the amount raised through the ‘FLASH’ exhibition will go towards the organisation’s 6th international project, which will include a partnership with a local institution such as an orphanage or community centre.
The remainder of the donation will support the expansion of the 100Cameras Snapshot Project, a platform which aims to provide photographers with the necessary equipment and know-how to implement their own 100Cameras project in communities they care about.
For more information on the organisation’s mission, and to find out how to get involved visit 100Cameras