Outside the Lens

About Outside the Lens

Our Mission

The mission of Outside the Lens is to amplify youth voices through photography, filmmaking, and digital media art, catalyzing change within themselves, their community, and the world.

Our innovative program engages youth, encourages them to tell their stories and teaches them that participation in their community’s future makes a difference. We use cameras and digital media along with a proven educational strategy that allows youth to think creatively, engage in issues that are important to them and advocate for social change.

Our Vision

Outside the Lens is dedicated to a future where all youth will have the access and education necessary to understand, evaluate and, most importantly, create media. Through photography, videography and digital media, youth become engaged learners and active participants in the classroom, their communities and ultimately the world.


Social Media Intern

February 2020 Atlanta, GA
“The onboarding process was so organized and helpful for me, someone joining an established team. The work is in the same field that I am pursing with my major, Film and Media. The team is also very helpful and considerate with your schedule and allowing you to network your self. Lastly, i admire how this organization makes you feel like apart of a genuine family.”

Camp Counselor

June 2018 - July 2018 San Diego, CA
“I loved the instructors I assisted and their passion and gift for teaching photography and videography. Also loved the volunteer coordinators for being so helpful throughout the entire period of time I volunteered.”
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