Apple Teams Up With 100cameras to Teach Chicago Students iPhone Photography Using iPhone 11

Apple this fall partnered with 100cameras, a nonprofit organization that aims to teach photography to adolescents, providing participating students at DRW College Prep in Chicago with the new iPhone 11.

100cameras teaches the students how to use photography to tell their own stories about growing up in Chicago, using the ‌iPhone‌ 11 to capture photos. Angela Popplewell, 100cameras' co-founder, said that students were excited to use the new ‌iPhone‌ 11, and it was "incredible" seeing how they used the wide-angle and Portrait modes to "really capture their point of view."

iphone11100camerasprogram

"As the residents of a neighborhood in Chicago that is often overlooked, being given the new iPhone that had been released just a few weeks prior felt like a momentous opportunity," says Angela Popplewell, 100cameras' co-founder and CEO. Earlier this year, Popplewell, 100cameras' director of program operations Lydia Billings and the team started contemplating how their curriculum could be adapted to be more forward-thinking, relevant and accessible for young people in the US. ForPopplewell and her team, the new iPhone, with its built-in sophisticated camera features, was an important tool.

Apple's vice president of ‌iPhone‌ Worldwide Product Marketing Kaiann Drance said that it was "amazing" to collaborate with 100cameras on the project.

"It was amazing to collaborate with 100cameras and the talented and creative students at DRW," said Kaiann Drance, Apple's vice president of iPhone Worldwide Product Marketing. "The iPhone 11 camera with all its intuitive capabilities right there in your hand is such a powerful storytelling tool. To see the photos the students captured of the ways they see the world around them was truly inspiring."

Following each program, the photos that students have captured are sold through 100cameras with 100 percent of the proceeds going back to the local community partner organizations that 100cameras visits.

studentphotosiphone11

Some of the photos captured by students

Additional photos captured by the students can be seen in Apple's newsroom article on the initiative.

Note: Due to the political nature of the discussion regarding this topic, the discussion thread is located in our Politics, Religion, Social Issues forum. All forum members and site visitors are welcome to read and follow the thread, but posting is limited to forum members with at least 100 posts.

Top Rated Comments

Mike_Trivisonno Avatar
56 months ago
Virtue signal harder Apple!
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
benshive Avatar
56 months ago

Virtue signal harder Apple!
Translation: "This is actually a good thing and I can't find a legitimate reason to complain about it but I love complaining so I'll just accuse them of virtue signaling!"
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ignatius345 Avatar
56 months ago
Wow. Apple is teaching kids how to use the $1000 phones they sell to take photos. [slow clap]
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JoeInMilwaukee Avatar
56 months ago
How about teaching kids math, reading, etc. instead of photography?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Unregistered 4U Avatar
56 months ago

Unfortunately I don't think anyone can become a good photographer using an iPhone.
I think the ability to become a good photographer starts with surprisingly enough, a camera. Practically, ANY camera :) Absolutely NONE of the great photographers today started out life with a camera grafted to their palms. There are a few who started out with a FANTASTIC expensive piece of kit as their very first camera, but the majority of them scraped by with whatever they could afford. And, back then, what they could afford was likely far worse at capturing images than current camera technology, whether it’s an iPhone, and Android or a point-and-shoot.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Pakaku Avatar
56 months ago

How about teaching kids math, reading, etc. instead of photography?
Why do you think one excludes the other?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

iOS 17

10 New Things Your iPhone Can Do in Next Week's iOS 17.4 Update

Friday March 1, 2024 1:30 am PST by
Apple will this month release iOS 17.4, its biggest iPhone software update of the year so far, featuring a number of features and changes that users have been anticipating for quite a while. Below, we've listed 10 new things that your iPhone will be able to do after you've installed the update, which is projected to arrive by March 7. When the day arrives, be sure to check Settings ➝...
Apple Maps vs Google Maps Feature

Apple Maps vs. Google Maps: Which Is Better?

Friday March 1, 2024 7:10 am PST by
Apple Maps has been providing navigational guidance to Apple users for almost 13 and a half years now, and much has changed about the app in that time. However, according to data from Canalys, the overwhelming majority of iPhones in the U.S. still have Google Maps downloaded as an alternative to Apple Maps, which comes preinstalled on all iPhones. We want to hear from MacRumors readers. Which do...
apple tv plus banner

Apple TV+ Gains Over 50 Movies for a Limited Time

Friday March 1, 2024 6:29 am PST by
Apple TV+ today gained over 50 movies, adding to its back catalog of content for a limited time. The collection includes a large number of popular and classic titles. Subscribers can access the movies in a "Great Movies on Apple TV+" section in the Apple TV app. Some titles are also available in 3D. Movies in the collection include: 21 Jump Street 300 American Sniper Argo ...
Apple Logo Spotlight

Source: Apple to Announce New Products This Week

Sunday March 3, 2024 11:38 am PST by
Apple plans to announce new products with press releases on its website this week, a proven source familiar with the matter told MacRumors. While the products that Apple plans to announce have not been disclosed, there are rumors about new iPads, Macs, and accessories. It is unclear exactly what will be announced this week. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman today reiterated that Apple is planning new...
iPad Air 12

Gurman: No Apple Event Planned for Upcoming iPads and Macs

Sunday March 3, 2024 5:09 am PST by
Apple does not plan to hold a traditional event to unveil new iPads and Macs, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Instead, he said Apple plans to announce the products on its website with a "series of online videos and marketing campaigns." If this plan is accurate, we can expect the new products to be announced with press releases on the Apple Newsroom website. Gurman expects Apple to...
airpods pro 2 pink

Apple Releases New Beta Firmware for AirPods Pro 2

Thursday February 29, 2024 11:41 am PST by
Apple today introduced a new beta firmware update for the AirPods Pro 2, both the USB-C and Lightning versions. The new firmware is version 6E188, up from the prior 6B34 firmware released in December. Apple does not often provide details or notes on what features might be included in the refreshed firmware, so it is unclear what's new. Note that this software is limited to developers at the...