Texas Teacher Aims to Mentor 30 Students with Kodak Box Cameras

The old Kodak Box Camera Rebirth could help the next generation of photographers

When Texas-based educator and photographer Dusty Parrish came across a Kodak box camera from the 1930s, he didn’t want to keep the experience to himself. He had the brilliant idea of bringing back the old school photography experience to kids today by mentoring 30 kids from the school he’s teaching in. But of course, acquiring 30 box cameras alone requires some funding, and that’s where he needs our help.

Dusty has set up the Box Camera Rebirth Kickstarter campaign to help fund his plan to acquire 30 Kodak Box Cameras from 1930s, as well as purchasing 120 films and developing chemicals. With his passion and expertise as an educator, he intends to bring back a piece of photography history and mentor 30 students from Boyd Elementary School in Allen, Texas. After teaching them the history and mechanics of box cameras, film exposure basics, and developing and printing the images, he also intends to culminate the experience with an exhibit.

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