Inspirational Video: Spreading The Love of Photography to Under-Privileged Youth

In October of 2010, I asked the community to donate old digital point and shoot cameras to the Phoenix High Photography Class that I am currently teaching to under-privileged high school youth. To say the least, the response was overwhelming. The first few days I already got donations from Cydney Alexis and Jason Paul Roberts. However on the third day, a talented Swiss street photographer by the name of Jonathan Murray generously donated 11 brand-new Canon Powershots to the class.

You cannot believe how ecstatic I was. Wanting to record the students’ expression, I decided that I wanted to film a short documentary (which was directed with great help from my beautiful girlfriend/manager Cindy Nguyen). Not only that, but she really “set the mood” in the video to give you the fuzzies in your heart. Anyways– please take a few minutes to watch the film and we both would love to hear your feedback!

The Sukhee Chung Photography Foundation is also currently fundraising for 20 used digital point and shoot cameras for another photography program in Los Angeles lead by my friend Terry Kim. Please check out the Facebook Event for more information. Also please spread the word by posting this on Facebook, Twitter, and any other social networking site you use! Thank you so much for the love and support!

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If you want to conquer your fears and meet new peers in 2015, invest in an experience you will never forget! Check out my full list of upcoming street photography workshops below:

May 9th

San Francisco - Special 1-day Essential Street Portrait Crash Course - SOLD OUT!

June 5-7th

Seattle - Introduction to Street Photography Workshop - SOLD OUT (contact neil.ta@erickimphotography.com for the waiting list)!

June 24-28th

Paris - Week-Long Intensive Travel Street Photography Workshop - OPEN! (Early-Bird Deadline: May 24th)

July 10-12th

Amsterdam - Intermediate/Advanced Street Photography Workshop - OPEN! (Early-Bird Deadline: June 10th)

July 15-19th

Prague - Week-Long Intensive Travel Street Photography Workshop - OPEN! (Early-Bird Deadline: June 15th)

July 31st-August 2nd

Vienna - Introduction to Street Photography Workshop - OPEN! (Early-Bird Deadline: June 30th)

August 7-9th

Berlin -Introduction to Street Photography Workshop - OPEN!

August 14-16th

London - Introduction to Street Photography Workshop - OPEN!

August 19-23rd

Istanbul - Week-Long Travel Street Photography Workshop with special co-host Charlie Kirk - OPEN! (NEW!)

August 28-30th

Stockholm - Introduction to Street Photography Workshop - OPEN + NEW!

October 14-18th

New Orleans - Week-Long Travel Street Photography Workshop - NEW!

You can also learn more about my street photography workshops here.