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About this project

The kids are our future. This project aims at encouraging kids to reach for their dreams through photography. Based on the concept that your thoughts create your future and visualizing it helps materializing it, we help kids find goals to achieve. 

http://www.whenkidsgrowup.com

"When I Grow Up" was started by two photographers, Sebastien Roche-Lochen and his sister Helena Harper who both love traveling. 

We had visited a lot of countries where kids would jump in front of our camera when we would try to take a picture, and they would be so happy to look at the picture on our digital screen, but there was never a way to give them a souvenir. We wanted to change that and give every kid in the world a chance to receive at least one print in their life to cherish forever.

We also wanted these pictures to be meaningful which is why we wanted kids to have fun in an educational setting. These pictures act as a reminder of why it's important to go to school and motivate kids to keep trying..

We show up with a chest full of costumes. The kids then browse through the costumes for inspiration and draw their dream career on a piece of paper. Once they are done, we take a picture of them dressed up as what they want to become, and we give them a print a few minutes later.

We are raising money to turn this project into a real non-profit organization, pay for all the legal fees that go along with creating it and pay for a few marketing tools for some of the events we will be attending soon. We are also giving free shirts and prints to all the kids we have been meeting and we need to print more shirts and buy more photo paper. Last but not least, we need to buy more costumes to offer kids more options when we visit schools and orphanages. (You can also take a look at our Amazon Wishlist for costumes donations)

Follow our blog for updates: http://whenkidsgrowup.blogspot.com

You can follow us on Twitter: @Whenkidsgrowup

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