Photo Start

New York, New York, USA


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We use photography to teach students the skills to thrive in any environment.

What We Do

"A Future in Focus"
Talent is universal. Opportunity is not. We are changing that. Providing free digital photography lessons and equipment, Photo Start teaches valuable professional and life skills which put a bright future in the focus of children and young adults in under-resourced and marginalized communities.

Founded in 2016, Photo Start partners with schools and community organizations to operate free photography programs for students ages six and up. Since our founding, we have worked with more than 36 partners and taught 1000 students in Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, and the United States.

We believe that knowledge is power and teach students the tools they need to break the cycles of poverty and unemployment.

All of our programs are made possible through generous in-kind donations of equipment, financial support, and volunteer services.

We hope you'll join us in our mission to bring joy, hope, and opportunity to our students!


David L
David L.


Elizabeth M
Elizabeth M.

Communications & Marketing Officer

Abby L
Abby L.

Board Member, Co Founder, Development Team

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