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Mr. H. from Bronx NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bronx Students Need Disposable Cameras to Create Photo Essays

The cost of fifty-five Kodak Fun Saver cameras from B&H Photo is $300, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $300 goal

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I teach sixth-grade literacy at a middle school in the Bronx. My class is currently in the midst of a unit on the Dust Bowl. We have read Karen Hesse's novel "Out of the Dust" and have studied the photography of Dorothea Lange. In studying Ms. Lange's work, we have focused on the way she documents the hidden realities of everyday life and, in turn, the way her photographs functioned as social protest. As the culmination of our unit, I would like to have the students create their own photo essays of their lives and the lives of those around them. I have talked with professional photographer John Montgomery, and he has agreed to come into our classroom for two days in February--once to inaugurate the project, teach the students how to use the cameras, and share his work with them; and once at the end of the unit to celebrate the work. In order to do this project, I will need fifty-five disposable cameras, one for each student. The students have taken passionately to the Lange photographs we have studied and will absolutely love the chance to do their own work. I always strive to unleash the creative capacities of my students, and I am always amazed at depth and originality of the work they turn in. I think they would find the photographic medium both exciting and empowering, and I really hope I can give them this opportunity.

Mr. H.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 55 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kodak Fun Saver 35mm One-Time Use Camera • B & H Photo Video and Pro Audio $3.79 55 $208.45

Materials cost

$208.45

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$246.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.00

Total project goal

$300.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$300.00

3 Donors

-$289.31

Donations toward project cost

-$245.92

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.39

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.59

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$0.00

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