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NGPC - Pakistan

NGPC – Pakistan

Our recent Pakistan Photo Camp  marks the second successful collaboration between NG Photo Camp and Internews, an organization whose mission of “empowering local media worldwide” is very well-aligned with our own. The camp set out to provide students with the opportunity to learn skills related to photography and storytelling to help them develop ways of — Read more…

NGPC - Bahamas

NGPC – Bahamas

In partnership with the US Embassy Nassau and The Bahamas National Drug Council, 20 students representing public and private schools on New Providence, Grand Bahama and Crooked Island were selected to participate in this Photo Camp based on the merit of their entries to the “Youth Against Drugs” Essay, Rap and Poetry contest.

A Special Thank You...

A Special Thank You…

As CMJF President and Chairman of our VisionWorkshops Board, Hank Libby, has the unique position of thoughtfully bringing together like-minded organizations in our community that, together, make a more positive and dynamic impact.


Thank You Olympus + Adobe!

For the past several years, we have been proudly sponsored by the kind folks at Olympus – putting quality cameras in the hands of young people all over the world and fueling the passion for photographic storytelling.  This year was no exception as our inventory was refreshed with Micro Four Thirds technology – Olympus’ easy-to-use — Read more…

All Roads Features NGPC Exhibition!!

All Roads Features NGPC Exhibition!!

EXCITING NEWS!!! Photo Camp Exhibition Featured at the All Roads Film Festival at National Geographic, Washington D.C. Outdoor Courtyard SEPTEMBER 17 – NOVEMBER 18 This photography exhibit features images from National Geographic Photo Camp, a program in which National Geographic photographers work with young people around the world to document their communities. Photos and writing — Read more…

NGPC Baltimore Final Show

NGPC Baltimore Final Show


NGPC Baltimore - Finding Home

NGPC Baltimore – Finding Home

Photo Camp Baltimore brought together refugee youth from Burma and Eritrea now residing in a suburb outside of Baltimore, to explore using photography, writing and audio recordings to tell their own stories of what its like to make a new home.  Every evening students brought home cameras and lessons learned at photo camp to capture — Read more…

Faces of Photo Camp - Baltimore

Faces of Photo Camp – Baltimore

A great way to get to know yourself and others is through making portraits.  National Geographic Photo Camp instructors utilize the process of portrait photography as an incredible tool through which students can look at themselves, each other, and the different people they encounter everyday.  Baltimore  students had the opportunity to take studio portraits of — Read more…

National Geographic Photo Camp - Baltimore

National Geographic Photo Camp – Baltimore


Tomorrow Night! NGPC Presents....

Tomorrow Night! NGPC Presents….

National Geographic Photo Camp - Haiti

National Geographic Photo Camp – Haiti

This one has been two years in the making… VisionWorkshops and our partners at National Geographic and Mercy Corps have been trying to make this Photo Camp happen since the devastation of the 2010 earthquake, and it finally came to fruition this year!  Led by National Geographic staffers Susan Poulton and Katel LeDu, and photographers — Read more…

Faces of Photo Camp - Doha

Faces of Photo Camp – Doha

  Portraits are such an integral part of story-telling.  Human beings are naturally drawn to portraits where they can regard another human through eye contact, or portraits that illustrate the environment in which a person lives.  Having our students make portraits of themselves, each other, and people they encounter in the environments they experience during — Read more…


Multimedia Monday!

Multimedia Monday!

It is indeed a multimedia world.  A multi-platform, multi-tasking, multi-cultural world.  VisionWorkshops and National Geographic Photo Camp are now frequently being asked by our partners to keep up with that trend and teach our students the tools for expressing their views and themselves  through these media rich outlets.  Given the amount of content that invades our — 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…

NGPC Doha - Instructor Tyrone Turner's Faves!

NGPC Doha – Instructor Tyrone Turner’s Faves!

We were excited to have Photo Camp – Doha, Lead Instructor and National Geographic photographer Tyrone Turner on board as this was his first Photo Camp experience.  Below he shares his favorite images and critiques. National Geographic Photo Camp Doha / Photo by Khalid Al Ibrahim A strong moment, not only of the sunset and Doha in the — Read more…


How do you say SOCCER??

How do you say SOCCER??

    “Soccer is very important for our culture. Soccer is passion, love, & dedication but overall, soccer is in our hearts.” – Llisley Flores Twenty five Annapolis High School students showed their talent during VisionWorkshops recent project, “Crossing Borders: how do you say SOCCER?”  The students, all part of the ESOL (English for Speakers — 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…

NGPC Philadelphia Continues

NGPC Philadelphia Continues

The first day of a Photo Camp is always jam-packed with getting to know the cameras, each other, and the surroundings.  For staff and students alike it can be a little overwhelming, but day two is always greeted with fresh eyes, bigger smiles, faces more familiar, and the drive to get out and shoot!  We — Read more…


NGPC Philadelphia Begins!

NGPC Philadelphia Begins!

In partnership with The Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia and Drexel University, 22 middle-school and high-school aged students had the opportunity last weekend to obtain a unique perspective of Philadelphia during National Geographic Photo Camp Philadelphia. From October 7 – 10, 2011, these youth learned tools of photojournalism to tell the story of different Philadelphia neighborhoods, culminating — Read more…

National Geographic Oceans Site!

National Geographic Oceans Site!

We are extremely excited to have the work from our Ocean for Life students be featured on National Geographic’s Oceans website.  The NOAA sponsored field study gave students hands-on experience documenting humanity’s effects on the health of our oceans and how it interconnects us all.  Click the image below for more!

Ocean for Life 2011 - Journey to Santa Cruz Island

Ocean for Life 2011 – Journey to Santa Cruz Island

Our journey out to the Channel Island Marine Sanctuary furthered the Ocean for Life field study by allowing students to develop their own first-hand accounts of how conservation and awareness can restore the natural balance of an environment.   On Anacapa Island, the National Parks Service invited the students to attend a live, underwater interpretive — Read more…


Ocean For Life Field Study Continues ...

Ocean For Life Field Study Continues …

After a thorough introduction to the Ocean for Life program objectives and the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, the students began their field study by learning about the elements that help build a healthy foundation of sustenance for marine life.  While doing activities such as water quality testing at popular Hendry’s beach and visiting with — Read more…

National Geographic Photo Camp - Ocean for Life

National Geographic Photo Camp – Ocean for Life

Our National Geographic Photo Camp – Ocean for Life program has begun! In partnership with NOAA, 30 students from Lebanon, Pakistan, Kuwait, Qatar, Egypt, Bahrain,  and all over North America have come together to learn about one another through ocean science, documenting their experience with the help of our NGPC Media Team.  One of our — Read more…

National Geographic Photo Camp - Smith Island, Words From Our Students

National Geographic Photo Camp – Smith Island, Words From Our Students

There are a lot of differences between here and home. For one thing it’s more peaceful. It’s like the rest of the world is on pause. Things are just more beautiful here. In the city a pile of bricks to me, was just a pile of bricks. But here through the eye of my camera — Read more…