Fotokids Provides Chance to Break Cycle of Poverty

Joseph J. Delconzo (his photo is shown here with permission) is a professional news photographer who has documented the conditions of Guatemala. On his recent trip there, he met former Reuters shooter, Nancy McGirr, the photographer for the book, Out of the Dump, who is now the Executive Director of Fotokids, a non-profit organization based in Guatemala City that McGirr started in 1991.

Several students in the program are becoming successful photographers but need equipment – those things that we take for granted, like film cards and USB storage devices. If you would like to help with the program, a list of items needed is included below and donations are tax deductible (check the San Carlos Foundation/Fotokid’s 501(c)(3) status on the IRS website).


If you have photography items to donate, send them to the Foundation (since Guatemala has a mail problem) at:


N McGirr C/O M.J. McConahay

Chatanooga #26

San Francisco, CA 94114

(phone for courier weigh bill only) 415-285-2786

Needs List:

  • power cords for the iBookG4 (b4 the Intel Chip)
  • USB memory sticks
  • SD cards for digital cameras, both mini SD and regular SD
  • point and shoot digital cameras in good working condition
  • laptops
  • Epson 2200/2400 printer or inks
  • Epson Premium Luster paper 8″x10″ & 13″x17″
  • B&W or color film
  • Paper 4″x6″ HP
  • Rechargeable batteries
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