With the launch of iPhone 11 Pro, it’s become apparent that Apple is commited, more than ever, to turning phones in professional photography tools. Now, they are taking that commitment to the next level, partnering up with an NGO to teach students iPhoneography.
Nonprofit organization 100cameras is Apple’s partner in an initiative to give Chicago teenagers the chance to express themselves through photos. Students from DRW College Prep, one of Chicago’s top-performing college prep charter public high schools, participated at a eight-lesson course in iPhone. Afterwards, they were given practical assignments.
Here are just some of the pictures they took:
The idea was to tell the story of “growing up in Chicago at a time when its history is being erased by things like gun violence and gentrification.” Last year, 100 percent of the school’s graduating seniors were accepted to college.
“Despite the loss and hardships, these students are full of pride, hope and optimism about their own and their community’s futures. 100cameras teaches them how to use self expression to flip the narrative on how a world of outsiders views their home, and iPhone provides the platform to capture and share their unique points of view.” reads the press statement posted by Apple on its website.
In the end, the students’ pictures were printed and sold by 100cameras with the proceeds going to local community partner organizations.