ONA x 100cameras: A Celebration

To celebrate our partnership with ONA bags, we gathered together a few hundred of our fellow New Yorkers to celebrate beautiful design and everyday storytelling!

Attendees had the chance to learn about our collaboration, check out the bags for themselves, and get involved with the 100cameras mission.

We were thrilled by the opportunity to share our exciting collaboration! Thank you to everyone who made the night a success including ONA, Parlor New York, and our amazing volunteers.

And an extra special thank you to our host committee. We couldn’t have done it without you:

Want to learn more about ONA x 100cameras or purchase a bag? Visit our info page here

All photos by Mark Thompson. Click to see more in our Facebook album

ONA x 100cameras: It's Here!

Proud to announce the launch of our first-ever collaborative bag.

At 100cameras, we are continually exploring new ways to empower more kids worldwide to realize the importance of their perspectives and to create change. By partnering with inspiring companies to custom make products, we are able to combine passions, beautiful design, and further good across the world together.

We teach kids from all around the world that their stories matter and we empower them to create tangible change in their communities. We believe in your perspectives too. That's why we teamed up with ONA, a company that believes in your passions as much as we do.

Enter ONA.

In 2013, we first came to know the incredible team behind ONA. ONA is "a purveyor of fine bags and accessories," but they are so much more than that. They explain, "In Swahili, the word ona means, 'to feel,' 'to believe,' and 'to experience with the eyes.' This is the essence of photography and style."

We knew that our mutual passion for photography had the potential to lead us on an exciting journey, and now it has. 

The Bag.

We are thrilled to announce the launch of a special 100cameras bag, brought to you by ONA.

The special edition ONA x 100cameras Prince Street messenger is available now. Each bag is beautifully handcrafted from waxed canvas featuring Italian leather accents, solid brass hardware, and a special leather patch on the interior flap. Each bag is perfectly suited for daily work or play, or you can insert the included customizable dividers to transform the messenger into a truly unique camera bag.

If that weren’t exciting enough, $25 from the sale of every ONA x 100cameras bag sold will fund operating costs for 100cameras, supporting our mission. This will enable us to further empower more kids and their communities through photography. We are honored to be part of this exciting collaboration.

To learn more about our collaboration and to purchase your bag, click here.

Want to learn even more about the ONA x 100cameras partnership? Check out the ONA partnership announcement and a special interview with 100cameras founder, Angela Francine Popplewell.

Welcome to our news section

Our blog has moved! Follow along here. 
Photo taken by Jose, age 13, during Project003:Cuba in 2011

Photo taken by Jose, age 13, during Project003:Cuba in 2011

We're moving on up on from our olden blogging days at tumblr to incorporate a news section that's integrated directly here into our website. We're excited for this fresh start in keeping you updated in a timely matter regarding all things 100cameras, empowerment, and general life inspiration. 

Inspired by this advice once given from the father of one of our teammate's,

"to know where you are going, you first have to learn from where you have been."

we salute our history that takes us back and close to the start of our vision in 2009, and we'll be keeping our old blog history public for the archives. This is also for those moments when we just need some celebratory nostalgia about the journey of this mission, the inspiring kids and partner organizations we have had the privilege of working with along the way, and the community here on the ground that has built it. Here's to where we have been, who we are now, and who we will become: