UPDATE: FotoFest Stolen Cameras

The burglary remains a mystery. However, a bunch of financially underprivileged kids no longer have to scrimp by at a summer youth program.

On Tuesday, FotoFest's Literacy Through Photography got the big-time hook-up from Houston Camera Exchange and H-E-B. The indie photo shop donated 36 cameras to replace those jacked from Ben Tecumseh DeSoto's car on June 22, while the grocery retailer chipped in $2,000.

As of the time this post was published, an additional $1,982 had been raised through an online campaign on FotoFest's website.

When Art Attack spoke to DeSoto on July 14, he said that 40 kids were sharing five cameras. Snapshots with these as well as the new devices will be exhibited in the "Framework for the Future" exhibit, scheduled to take place from August 13 through September 11 at Project Row Houses, 2125 Holman.

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Steve Jansen is a contributing writer for the Houston Press.
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