Themes of encouraging cooperation and building community guided the first of our three consecutive Photo Camps in N’Djamena, Chad. Students were assigned to shoot in areas of the city where different examples of those themes could be found and explored. Then our staff led focused group discussions which inspired participants to discover their own unique contribution to a community as a positive youth-leader in Chad.
The results of this first camp were nothing short of astounding, as the teaching staff watched these young adults begin to grasp and utilize the full power of the photograph to tell a very real story of their fellow Chadians, who were often from very different backgrounds. Faced with the new experience of conceptual thought, the breakthroughs our students made in visual storytelling made this one of the most challenging, yet rewarding Photo Camps to date.
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.