Pictures of Hope

I am currently introducing Pictures of Hope to children living in shelters in Tucson, El Paso, Philadelphia, New York City, Flint, Michigan, Tulsa, Raleigh, Fayetteville, Charlotte, Kansas City, St. Louis, Washington, DC, Minneapolis, and Albuquerque. The childrens' cards are ready for purchase and listed by city below.

The children expressing their "hopes and dreams" with a camera live in homeless shelters or are in at-risk situations. Through photography children share their heartfelt feelings.

"Their hopes and dreams captured in quiet moments tell a story that few adults can imagine. When you show children that you care about what they wish for in life, perhaps a child who never felt he or she had self worth, now will", says Linda Solomon.

Holiday greeting cards with the children's heartfelt photos of "hope" will be available at Thanksgiving. 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit the shelters and facilities in each city.

As part of "Pictures of Hope", Linda Solomon provided a photo tutorial at each of the fourteen locations. At the conclusion of the tutorial, the children were surprised with cameras and given their first photo assignment as young photojournalists: capture their "hopes and dreams" on film. The children in all fourteen cities are ages 6-13 and will celebrate their "Pictures of Hope" at Meet The Young Artist Receptions during November and December.

Pictures of Hope 2014

Holiday Cards from all 14 Pictures of Hope cities are now available. Each city has a set of 15 cards, with a sample card from each below. Contact the organization listed below the card to order your set!

Charlotte

Charlotte

The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte

Order this set online at: SalvationArmyCharlotte.org or by phone at (704) 716-ARMY (2769).

Fayetteville

Fayetteville

Family Promise of Fayetteville, NC

Order this set online at: cihndg@aol.com or by phone at (910) 826-2454 ext. 22.

Tucson

Tucson

Our Family Services

Order this set online at: OurFamilyServices.org or by phone at (520) 323-1708.

Flint

Flint

Shelter of Flint, Inc.

Order this set online at: ShelterOfFlint.org or by phone at (810) 238-4711.

Albuquerque

Albuquerque

New Day Youth & Family Services

Order this set online at: NDNM.org or by phone at (505) 260-9912.

El Paso

El Paso

Reynolds Home

Order this set online at: ReynoldsHome.org or by phone at (915) 274-2598.

Minneapolis

Minneapolis

Tubman

Order this set online at: Tubman.org or by phone at (612) 825-3333.

Philadelphia

Philadelphia

Drueding Center

Order this set online at: DruedingCenter.org or by phone at (215) 769-1830.

Kansas City

Kansas City

Sheffield Place

Order this set online at: SheffieldPlace.org or by phone at (816) 483-9927.

Queens

Queens

Met Counil & Hillside House

Order this set online at: MetCouncil.org or by phone at (212) 453-9500 or (718) 658-3500.

Raleigh

Raleigh

The Salvation Army of Wake County

Order this set online at: WakeArmy.org or by phone at (919) 834-6733.

St. Louis

St. Louis

Gateway180

Order this set online at: Gateway180.org or by phone at (314) 231-1515.

Tulsa

Tulsa

Lindsey House

Order this set online at: LindseyHouse.org or by phone at (918) 933-5222.

Washington, DC

Washington, DC

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington

Order this set online at: CatholicCharitiesDC.org/TEN or by phone at (202) 772-4300.

It's A SNAP

During the 90's, Linda created the ground-breaking "It's A SNAP" children's photography program for Kmart/Kodak, donating over one million cameras to children. Every Kmart in the country adopted a school and Linda's photography program was featured in each school, over 250,000 cameras were donated per year. And for the first time exhibitions were featured in Kmart stores, each child had a photo on display (a Solomon idea). "This builds a child's self-esteem", remarked Linda, and that is the reason Kmart and Kodak sponsored Linda's program and provided camera's to over 1 million children.

Other Endeavors

Linda Solomon has also been a corporate spokesperson and founder of children's branding platforms for Kodak, Eckerd, Kmart, The Taubman Company, General Motors and Saturn. She has devoted her career to teaching her love of photography and journalism. Linda attended The University of Arizona and has a home in Tucson.

Past Programs

Previously, her "My Holiday Wish" program, for children in Orlando, Florida and Raleigh, North Carolina homeless shelters, gained national acclaim. Photographs taken by these children were transformed into greeting cards sold through the Salvation Army in both cities, with 100 percent of the proceeds directly benefiting women and children in city homeless shelters.