Mentors

Profile of VisionWorkshops Founder Kirsten Elstner

Profile of VisionWorkshops Founder Kirsten Elstner

What gave you the idea to start VisionWorkshops? Before I founded VisionWorkshops I was working as a photographer with The New York Times and the International Red Cross. I got the idea to put the camera in the hands of the youth who were the subject of our photographs so that they could tell the — Read more…

Instructor Lynn Johnson - Working to Help Koraput Survivors

Instructor Lynn Johnson – Working to Help Koraput Survivors

One of our fabulous Photo Camp instructors – photographer Lynn Johnson is working on this amazing project, PLEASE READ!! Koraput Survivors Project The attacks came in the night—in Daringbarhi, Koraput, Kandhamal, India—men armed with guns, machetes, fire. First the pastors were targeted, then any Christians who refused to convert back to Hinduism. All fled for — Read more…

Ocean For Life in Film Festival!!

Ocean For Life in Film Festival!!

Great News! The 2011 National Geographic Photo Camp – Ocean for Life youth media project titled “Sense of Place” will be featured during the 9th Annual San Francisco Ocean Film Festival on March 8-11, 2012. Congratulations to Bashmah Al-Mesad (Kuwait), Tomas Fuentes-Afflick (California), Erica Haasen Knox (Illinois), Nasser Marzook (Qatar), Molly Struble (Arizona) and Hala — Read more…


NGPC Doha - Instructor Selects

NGPC Doha – Instructor Selects

National Geographic Photo Camp Doha instructor, Isabelle Carbonell, talks about two of her favorite photos here: I was trying to dig into what I jokingly call my “calling the elephant in the room an elephant” theme, being “Women” in a country which does not represent women on photo or film easily. I did a fashion show for — Read more…

On Assignment Workshops!

On Assignment Workshops!

Now adults can have the same Photo Camp experience!! VisionWorkshops is proud to endorse On Assignment Workshops!  This year, On Assignment was founded by National Geographic photographers, and NGPC instructors Matt Moyer and Amy Toensing, to share their passion for photography, travel and self-exploration. “Our cameras have taken us around the globe and allowed us — Read more…

Mentor Spotlight - NGPC Philadelphia Staff

Mentor Spotlight – NGPC Philadelphia Staff

Photo Camp Philly exceeded my expectations as a first timer.  As an NG staffer, you hear about Photo Camps, see various blog posts, and occasionally meet someone who has volunteered for one of the camps.  From all of this information, gleaned by reading and hearing about the Photo Camps, I knew it would be an — Read more…


Our Mentors - Alison Harbaugh

Our Mentors – Alison Harbaugh

In this new blog series, VisionWorkshops hopes to highlight our incredibly diverse and talented group of mentors. Acting as teachers, assistants and friends to our students, our mentors work across all our programs. We hope their experiences with our students and programs as told by them will add another chapter to the story that is — Read more…