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THE
COMMUNITY
PHOTOBOOTH

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A youth-led photography initiative to support important community needs

Modern Neighborhood

THE MISSION

The Community Photobooth is a nationally recognized collective of youth photographers on a mission to offer affordable professional photoshoots all while raising funds and awareness for community needs around the world. Every Photobooth is run by a High School photographer and allocates 50% of the profits raised towards the selected fundraising focus for the month—ranging from purchasing wildfire prevention tools for county parks to helping launch a new High School mental health program. We host an annual one-month Photoshoot-Fundraiser every summer where all photographers work pro-bono, donating 100% of their profits. You can join us in our mission of using photography for philanthropy by booking a photoshoot today.

 

CURRENT TRACTION

450+

Photoshoots

$27,000+

Raised for the community

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TAKE A PEAK INTO OUR PHOTOBOOTHS

See how people have sported their smiles during their own photoshoots

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For our December fundraiser, The Community Photobooth has selected

Julia Kochetova

Julia Kochetova, 29, Ukrainian photojournalist and documentary filmmaker, reporting from Ukraine now.
Please join us in helping Julia raise funds for her war photo diary, War is Personal, which she hopes to publish in 2023 to tell the unspoken stories of victims, defenders, and soldiers in Ukraine and inform the world of the truth of war. You can support Julia by booking a photoshoot today. We will be donating 50% of the profits we raise from every photoshoot this month towards her cause. Or, we hope you will make a direct donation to help Julia HERE.

Every Photobooth is led by a talented youth photographer specializing in various photoshoot styles.

We donate half of our profits back into the community. 

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GIVING BACK WITH EVERY CLICK OF A SHUTTER BUTTON

Check out some of the community needs we have helped address:

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Mills-Peninsula Hospital First Responders

For the 2020 summer Photoshoot-Fundraiser, we raised funds to treat our local, hardworking First Responders to lunch after their tireless work fighting COVID-19.

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Santa Cruz Second Harvest Food Bank

For the 2020 summer Photoshoot-Fundraiser, we also donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank in Santa Cruz, experiencing deadly wildfires at the time.

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Texas Relief Warriors

In early 2021, we helped provide support and supplies to disaster-stricken communities throughout the Gulf Coast who were affected by the Winter Blackout Crisis through the Texas Relief Warriors.

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Arctic Ice Project

During Spring of 2021, we shifted our efforts towards supporting Redwood City's local nonprofit, the Arctic Ice Project, and donated funds to support their research. 

San Mateo County

Parks Foundation

For the 2021 summer Photoshoot-Fundraiser, we raised funds for the San Mateo County Parks Foundation in wildfire prevention efforts and  purchasing sustainable tools.

Dr. Tom Catena

In early 2022, we supported Dr. Tom Catena, the only doctor permanently based in Sudan's war-torn Nuba Mountains, in his mission of saving lives.

NAMI Ending the Silence Program

For our 2022 summer Photoshoot-Fundraiser, we raised funds to help relaunch the Ending the Silence, a high school mental health program at the National Alliance for Mental Illness.

Ukraine 24.02 Fund

In October of 2022, we raised funds to purchase over 50 IFAKs (first-aid equipment) for Ukrainian war photographers & journalists.

Know of someone or an organization looking for support? Nominate them for our next monthly fundraiser. 

We are here to listen to our community. If you know of a person (can be yourself!), organization, project, or program in need of support and that would like to be considered for our next fundraiser, fill out our contact form linked below:

 
  • Instagram

Posting a photo from a photoshoot? Add #thecommunityphotobooth and tag @communityphotobooth!

We are looking for High School students and photographers in the Bay Area & beyond who are creative problem-solvers and hungry to make positive change happen in the world. You don't have to be a photographer; you just have to be passionate!
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