I would not be able to purchase the equipment myself, so I'm looking for places who could loan cameras and equipment or even donate supplies. Also looking for a location where students could go to develop their film, hopefully for free or at a discounted price.


Fish S.

November 27, 2017

Hi Elle! I'm not an expert here (I don't know the Boston photography community), but I have some thoughts:

-Goodwill/other thrift stores may sell cameras at a reduced price
-We can help you draft and circulate a letter to local camera stores and film suppliers asking for donations -- especially if you already have some student work to show them, I'm sure you can find many willing donors
-We can offer a $250 grant as part of your project that can help cover some of the costs

Let me know if you have any other questions or if we can help. I'll see if anyone in our Boston office knows good camera stores!
Elle E.

November 27, 2017

Awesome, thank you! These are great ideas! I would love help drafting a letter to local camera stores and film supplies. And once I flesh out more of this project, I will definitely apply for a grant!
Fish S.

November 29, 2017

Hey Elle, sounds like a plan! Here are some good templates to help you craft that letter:

And then once you have a draft, feel free to share it with us. We'll ask our development/fundraising team to give you some feedback :)
Elle E.

December 01, 2017

Great, thank you! My only question regarding those templates is what you would recommend as someone who likely wouldn't be doing this project affiliated with any organization? Should I just explain my plan and stress that this would be something I would do as an individual partner with the school?