National Geographic Photo Camp comes home to Baltimore!
Ever wonder what it might be like to travel to live in a new country as a teen, facing the excitement of a new life, but also the challenge of a different language and culture? In partnership with Baltimore City Community College’s Refugee Youth Project, The Crane Family Foundation, The Shriver Center at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), and UMBC Department of Visual Arts, National Geographic Photo Camp staff traveled to Baltimore in June, to mentor 22 of these students on photographic storytelling. Young refugees from both Burma and Eritrea, ages 11-19, learned the tools of audio/visual storytelling to document new places as well as their homes.
National Geographic staff, alongside UMBC volunteers mentored these students to document their experiences living in the United States in photographs, audio recordings and writings. The students explored different types of photographs including environmental portraits, scene setters, detail and action shots! Assignments focused on the use of photography to document each student’s sense of place and to highlight a youth perspective about living away from their home country. The four day Photo Camp culminated in a multimedia slideshow for the public at UMBC.
Stay tuned for more of the student’s work here over the next week!
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