Dec. 8, 2017

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St. Anne's-Belfield School Alumna Seeking Support for The Polaroid Project

Charlottesville, Va., Dec. 8, 2017 - St. Anne's-Belfield School alumna Summer Jones '13 is seeking donations for The Polaroid Project, an initiative she founded after traveling throughout Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Mexico and realizing that many families lack multi-generational family photographs.


"I am traveling to Nicaragua in February with two polaroid cameras and 1,000 exposures of film. I'll spend the spring in Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Mexico, taking pictures for people who don't have any pictures of their families," explained Jones.


"I will be in rural communities, city schools, and more, working primarily with the matriarchs of families to determine which photos they want to best preserve memories of themselves. I won't just be taking pictures at random, I'll be communicating with the subjects of my photos to get the shots that are the most important to them."


In order to finance the project, Jones must raise $3,000 to cover the cost of the cameras and film and is accepting donations via Kickstarter.


"I owe my values of family and community in large part to St. Anne's-Belfield School," noted Jones. "I'm incredibly proud to have grown up in an institution that ignited my love of travel, and taught me how important it is to remember and honor those who came before me."


To find out more about The Polaroid Project or to contribute support, visit Photographic Memory: Polaroids to Remember Who We Are.



St. Anne's-Belfield School is a co-educational preschool through grade 12 day school of more than 940 students and 150 faculty and staff, with a boarding program in grades nine through twelve. Nineteen countries are represented in the student body, with 41 percent of students receiving financial aid. More information may be found at

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