I have a confession to make, it’s really rather obvious to those that follow this blog regularly. It has been entirely too long since we’ve posted. So many positive changes afoot that the new year came, flew by, and brought March right on it’s tail. Expect to see some really exciting things coming from us this year, but in the meantime, here are images from our third camp in N’Djamena Chad, sponsored by USAID.
Let me just start off by saying that I actually hadn’t even made the opportunity to really look at this gallery until today and I’m dually stunned and ashamed at the caliber of work and that I have not shared it with you sooner. I have never seen student work quite like this, and it’s rendered me speechless to say the least, no pun intended.
This particular camp was about Celebrating Diversity. The students worked with National Geographic photographers Amy Toensing and Matt Moyer to develop images that centered on themes of peace, self-respect, and showing various faiths, while shooting in neighborhoods, a nomadic school, areas of historical importance, in the desert and oasis. This was also the only camp of the three in Chad, that was an all-male student group. The work is astounding and really reflects the hard work of our staff, teachers and mentors, and of course the innate talent of these young men.
The photography featured here was made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID.) The contents are the responsibility of the participating students and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government. This project was funded by USAID under the “Peace Through the Development” program.